- Associated Press - Monday, October 19, 2015

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - DeKalb police say the department’s prescription drug take-back programs have collected nearly 450 pounds of pills this year.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1jO3p2O ) that at a single-day event in September, the department collected more than 225 pounds of medication. The number is in addition to what’s been dropped off in collection boxes in the lobby of the police department.

The idea of the programs is to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription medications.

Officials say that rates of prescription drug abuse in the nation are “alarmingly high.”


Information from: The Daily Chronicle, https://www.daily-chronicle.com

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