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Guam joins national drug "Take Back" program

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - National statistics have shown an alarming increase in children abusing prescription drugs.  For the first time, local and federal officials have launched the "Take Back" campaign. Drug Enforcement Administration Guam Resident Agent in Charge Tony Marquez says the effort includes the assistance of the Guam Police Department, the Department of Public Health and the Guam National Guard.

He explained, "A lot of times people will take prescription drugs from foreign countries and you have to understand those aren't U.S.-regulated and controlled, so the dosage may not be that amount.  It could be more it could be less, it could cost you serious damage."

Residents are urged to properly store and lock up any prescription drugs.  The campaign will have a display at the Agana Shopping Center tomorrow.

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