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MONDAY, October 19, 2009

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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It's a growing and harmful threat to the safety of children and it might be in your medicine cabinet.  Law enforcement agencies are joining forces to prevent abuse of the drug oxycontin.  They say the prescription painkiller was involved in more than 50 deaths last year.

The Oxy Task Force has launched a television and facebook ad to get the word out to parents.  They encourage parents to drop off unused prescription medications at several locations.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 24th from 9am-1pm at the following locations:

-County Admin Complex

  • 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego 92101

-County Courthouses

  • -North County - 325 S. Melrose, Vista 92083
  • -East County - 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon 92020
  • -South Bay - 500 3rd Ave, Chula Vista 91910

Del Mar Fairgrounds (Solana Beach Gate)

  • On Via de la Valle (between Jimmy Durante Blvd & Coast Hwy)

For more information call the Toll Free Hotline (877) 662-6384, or go to Facebook and search "Oxy Task Force", or Twitter@OxyAbuseKills                                                


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