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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - How to Dispose of Unused Medicines
Date:4/29/2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don't let expired or unused medicines collect in your home. It's important to dispose of them properly to prevent them from harming others.

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Take part in the second annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency, on Saturday, April 30.

View a slideshow and read a Consumer Update from the Food and Drug Administration to learn about community take-back programs and other ways to dispose of unused drugs safely at

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm101653.htm

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