Health Care
1:04 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

RI Prescription Drug Take-Back Nets 2300+ Pounds

Rhode Island collected more than 2300  pounds of pharmaceuticals this past Saturday during a statewide prescription drug take-back event.

The Attorney General’s office says that beats the record of all six previous take-back events in Rhode Island.

Rhode Islanders were encouraged to bring unused or expired prescription medications to several locations throughout Rhode Island for authorities to dispose of safely.

The goals of the take-back are to keep prescription drugs out of the hands of unintended users, as well as to keep them from being flushed into local waterways.