Riverside County residents can turn over unused or expired prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County residents who want to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs will have an opportunity to discard them at multiple locations Saturday during National Drug Take-Back Day. The effort, organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, is intended to highlight the importance of taking commonly abused drugs out of circulation. "This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue," a DEA statement says. "Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse ... Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – pose poten
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