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National Drug Take-back Day event held in Burbank

The Burbank Police Department held a drug take-back event to help people get rid of unneeded prescriptions on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

April 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Several agencies across the region including the Burbank Police Department held drug take-back events Saturday in an attempt to help people get rid of unneeded prescriptions.

The event was an effort to curb pill abuse and drug theft, and to keep the pills from being flushed into the water system.

Saturday's take-back event was part of an ongoing national campaign to reduce household access to leftover medications.

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.

During the last take-back event held in September, Burbank police collected 158 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs.