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Drug Take Back provides safe disposal for medication

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Local Authorities collected prescription medication as part of  the National Prescription Drug Take-Back.

Sioux City Police Department partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to collect tablets, capsules and old prescriptions at six Sioux City locations.

The program's intended for people who need to get rid of unused, unneeded or expired medications.

Expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, often leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.

"The chemical in the pill changes with time, so what was good at one time, is not good as time goes by," said Patrol Officer Raul Gonzalez.

Recent EPA studies have detected pharmaceutical drugs in our nation's water supplies, so safe disposal is preferable to flushing your medications.

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