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Medication Take Back Day Set for Communities Throughout Central Nebraska

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The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will take place on Saturday, April 27. This is a great opportunity for those who have unwanted over the counter and prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

Last year a record-breaking 276 tons of unwanted or expired medications were turned in to 5,659 sites across the United States.

The communities involved in this year's event include:

  • The Alma Take Back will be held at the Johnson Center parking lot in Alma from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the Harlan County Sheriff's Office and Two Rivers Public Health Department.
  • The Franklin Take Back will be held at the Franklin County Courthouse from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Franklin Memorial Hospital, and Two Rivers Public Health Department.
  • The Holdrege Take Back will be held at the Agricultural Center in Holdrege, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the Holdrege Police Department, Phelps Memorial Health Center and Two Rivers Public Health Department.
  • The Kearney Take Back will be held in the parking lot north of Good Samaritan Hospital from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office, Good Samaritan Hospital, Positive Pressure Coalition and Two Rivers Public Health Department are sponsoring the event.
  • The Lexington Take Back will be held at the Lexington Regional Health Center Lobby from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the Lexington Regional Health Center, Keep Lexington Beautiful, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the Two Rivers Public Health Department.

For additional locations in other counties, go to the DEA website at: www.deadivision.usdoj.gov.

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