Drug Take-Back Day in Delaware

May 7, 2013

Credit dhss.delaware.gov

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Public health officials say residents turned in more than 6,000 pounds of prescription medications during Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The Department of Health and Social Services said Monday that last month's take-back netted the second-highest total since Drug Take-Back Days began.

Residents gave up unwanted or expired medications, which officials said will help prevent abuse and theft and reduce water pollution by having the medications safely disposed of.