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Safe drop off for prescription drugs

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The public is encouraged to get into your medicine cabinets and gather all your unused prescription drugs.  The National Take Back Initiative will be held on Saturday at the Micronesia Mall, Agana Shopping Center, and Andersen Air Force Base. The event provides a safe way to dispose of unused, expired prescription drugs as more and more teens are abusing these drugs. 

If you can't make it to tomorrow's disposal, AAFB pharmacist Captain Christy Secrest encourages residents to refrain from the drain and makes this recommendation. "What's recommended is you take litter box chocolates, soiled cat litter, dirt, sawdust, take that mixture put the pills in there. You want to make them unpalatable and mix it together and then on trash days put it in with your trash.  The reason is with our landfill management technology we'll figure out a way to prevent that chemical from getting into the drinking water," she said.

The National Take Back Initiative will be held from 10am to 2pm tomorrow and senior citizens centers will also be sites for the drop off initiative.

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