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Police Department Starts Medication Disposal Program

To combat prescription drug abuse and provide residents with a safe way to dispose of unwanted medication, the Edina Police Department is offering a medication disposal program. “Throughout the years, we’ve seen an increase in heroin use in the Twin Cities,” said Police Chief Dave Nelson. “Prescription painkillers can be a gateway to heroin use and we want to do everything we can to curb that abuse.” Nelson said burglars often look for prescription painkillers during break-ins to use or sell on the street, as well. Removing these unused and expired medications from your home eliminates that possibility. Also, properly
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Law Enforcement Across North Alabama Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on Saturday

Ridding Home of Unused Drugs Discourages Abuse and Addiction BIRMINGHAM — U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay A. Morris and law enforcement across north Alabama are asking residents to take advantage of DEA’s 10th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday to dispose of unused prescription drugs properly and without damage to the environment. It is critical to get unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs out of family medicine cabinets before they can fall into the hands of children and others who might use them to fuel addiction. This year, along with the take-back sites
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Rx Take-Back Events Use Deterra to Deactivate and Dispose of Collected Drugs

This Saturday, September 26, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in most states, marking the revitalization of the popular U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program that encourages people to clean old drugs out of their medicine cabinets and take them to community drop sites to be safely disposed of. We wholeheartedly support the DEA’s efforts to remove all unneeded and unwanted prescription drugs from the home, and we’re excited about the ways the Deterra Drug Deactivation System can work with communities to do this. We can help them take it several steps further – not only removing leftover drugs from
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Minnesota Police Department Uses Deterra to Keep Residents Safe

By Eden Prairie Police Chief Rob Reynolds Police departments are a first-line defense against drug abuse and misuse, and Verde Technologies is dedicated to working with them to distribute the Deterra Drug Deactivation System throughout communities. The Eden Prairie (Minnesota) Police Department began using Deterra just over a year ago. Police Chief Rob Reynolds shares how it’s fueled their efforts to fight drug abuse and improve the health and safety of the community.   Over the past few years, we noticed that prescription drug abuse and heroin use —which are often connected — in the Twin Cities metro area was
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