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Published June 27, 2012, 06:12 PM

Drug Take Back Program working to combat prescription drug abuse

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Pharmacists say abuse of prescription drugs is the second leading cause of death after motor vehicle crashes.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Pharmacists say abuse of prescription drugs is the second leading cause of death after motor vehicle crashes.

North Dakota's Attorney General is urging people to drop off their unused, expired prescription pills at drop-off locations across the state. He says it keeps children away from dangerous drugs.

You can go to law enforcement centers and drop off pills and liquids in their containers. The Drug Take Back Program in Fargo brings in 30 pounds of pills each week.

Wayne Stenehjem – North Dakota Attorney General: "No questions are asked, just drop your medications off, get rid of them, take it off your mind and don't provide an opportunity for drug addicts to get them.”

For a list of other drop off sites click on the Easy Link.

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