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LaGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, it is designed by the Drug Enforcement Administration and it is an opportunity for people to give back prescription drugs they may no longer be using. District 4 Public Health is encouraging the disposal of prescription drugs by giving out the Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems.

Hayla Folden, the Media Relations Specialist for DPH, said National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was designed by the DEA to get prescription drugs out of homes. They hope to lower overdose numbers and have people stop taking expired medication.