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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Drug Take-Back Event Planned

  • Could you be a drug dealer and not even know it? The most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends and these drugs can be as dangerous as street drugs when taken without medical supervision.
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  • Shockingly, administration of prescription drugs for non-medical use ranks second to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America and drug overdoses are a major cause of preventable deaths in America. If you have unused or expired medications both – prescription and non-prescription medications, let us dispose of them safely as they are a public safety issue. Idle unused prescription drugs can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Drug take-back programs are the best way to dispose of these medications safely. You can help keep the environment clean and children safe from accidental ingestion of unneeded medications. Clean out your medication closets and cabinets this Saturday, October 26, and bring all your unused and expired medications to the Drug Take-Back event that will be held locally at: The Parking lot of Walmart 1211 Highway 367 N Newport, AR 72112 Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thank you for your contribution to help make our Community, environment and children safe. Saturday’s event is sponsored by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and endorsed by: Darling Pharmacy, Fred’s Pharmacy, Norman and Baker Pharmacy, Walgreens and Walmart Pharmacies.
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