Prescription Drug Take Back set for Saturday

The annual pre­scrip­tion drug take­back is set for this Sat­ur­day in Mal­one. The DEA and Mal­one police are ask­ing you to drop off any old pre­scrip­tions that are just sit­ting in your med­i­cine cab­i­net. Kin­ney Drugs on Main Street is the drop-off loca­tion. The drug take back runs from 10 until 2 this Sat­ur­day. Last Sep­tem­ber, Amer­i­cans turned in 309 tons of expired, unused or unwanted pre­scrip­tions. Police Chief Chris Premo says get­ting rid of the old med­i­cines helps cut down on abuse. Stud­ies show that a major­ity of abused pre­scrip­tion durgs are obtained from fam­ily and friends, many times stolen out of a med­i­cine cab­i­net. And throw­ing the pills away or flush­ing them down the toi­let can actu­ally be a health haz­ard long-term, by putting those drugs into the water system.