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Big Country Residents "Clean Up" Medicine Cabinets

Big Country residents were encouraged to clean out medicine cabinets and get rid of expired medication.
Big Country residents were encouraged to clean out medicine cabinets and get rid of expired medication.

Abilene's Medication Cleanout TM Event began from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center's School of Pharmacy.

According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the country.

The event was aimed toward helping prevent the increasing issue. Since the start of the program last year, 9,500 pounds of medication have been collected and disposed.

At the end of the collection, personal information were blacked out.


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