Saturday is National prescription drug Take Back Day

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UTAH (ABC4 Utah)-All over Utah on Saturday people can drop off their old prescription drugs at police stations and local pharmacies for National Drug Take Back Day.

Every month in Utah, 24 people die from prescription opioid overdoses.That number ranks 4th in the nation. 

Police agencies want people to know they have the option to turn in old prescription drugs anonymously, rather than flushing them down the toilet or keeping them in the medicine cabinet.  

Turning in expired or unused drugs helps prevent them from getting into the wrong hands

To find a safe drop-off location for your old or unused prescription drugs, click here. 

If you or someone you know has overdosed on drugs or been poisoned, call 9-1-1 or the Utah Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Calling is free and confidential.

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