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National Drug Takeback Day: return unwanted medications

September 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Saturday is National Drug Takeback Day. Local agencies made it easy for people to get rid of unneeded prescriptions.

In Seal Beach, drivers were able to drop off expired and unwanted medications, prescription and over-the-counter, no questions asked.

Officers made sure patient names were removed from the prescription containers.

No syringes and no illegal drugs were collected.

The event is part of an ongoing national effort to prevent people from getting addicted to prescription drugs.