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DEA Holds ‘No-Questions-Asked’ Perscription Drug Take-Back Day

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The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed at a Walgreens drugstore in Brookline. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed at a Walgreens drugstore in Brookline. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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Guilty Pleasures

BRAINTREE (CBS) – Saturday was National Take Back Day, an effort by the DEA and law enforcement to get unneeded and potentially dangerous prescription drugs out of people’s homes.

Officials have take-back events set up all over the state and country.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

They’re collecting unused prescription narcotics, no questions asked.

Norfolk County D.A. Michael Morrissey says unused prescription drugs sitting in family’s medicine cabinets can pose a real danger to society.

“It’s time to get rid of them. They’re just an accident waiting to happen,“ said Morrissey. “Half of the pills that we have that are out on the street, or more than half are coming from our own medicine cabinets.”

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