NM prepares for prescription drug take-back day

New Mexico is about to embark on another prescription drug take-back day. On Saturday the state will join the rest of the nation for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The state is giving anyone their chance to turn in and unused or expired medications to locations in their communities with no questions asked.
The event, which is sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Drug Enforcement administration, will provide free, anonymous drop-off sites throughout the state for safe medication disposal.
The Department of Health released statistics showing the state has the highest overdose rate from prescriptions. Between 2001 and 2010, the overdose rate increased by nearly 62 percent between 2001 and 2010.
Information from KOAT.COM



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