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Governor Launches Drug Take-back Plan

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency received a 100-thousand dollar federal grant to place 250 med-return boxes in 29 Pennsylvania counties.
There could soon be fewer instances of prescription drug abuse in Pennsylvania.
Governor Tom Corbett has launched an initiative to make a difference.
Governor Corbett is continuing his healthy Pennsylvania plan by starting a drug take-back program.
Corbett says most young adults don't need to look beyond their family's medicine cabinet to find prescription drugs to misuse.
Corbett created the healthy Pennsylvania drug take-back program to alleviate public safety and health concerns when it comes to this kind of drug abuse.
Pennsylvania has seen an increase in the misuse of prescription drugs, especially by young adults who are still in school.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency received a 100-thousand dollar federal grant to place 250 med-return boxes in 29 Pennsylvania counties.
The drop off locations are to safely and anonymously dispose of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
All medications will be weighed and safely destroyed on a monthly basis.
Several items are not accepted, including needles and inhalers.
To find a Medreturn box in your area, visit www.ddap.pa.gov.
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