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September 28, 2012

Round up prescriptions

NORMAN — There are many reasons given for Oklahoma’s No. 1 ranking in per capita prescription drug abuse. One of them is the easy availability of medications inside the home.

Sheriff’s deputies are hoping to eliminate that problem with another prescription drug roundup next month. Residents can drop off expired or unused prescription drugs at four locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

Drugs can be left with deputies at Homeland stores at 1251 Alameda St. and 2600 W. Robinson St. in Norman, 1315 N. Eastern Ave. in Moore and 10700 S. Pennsylvania Ave. in Oklahoma City.

The three-year-old program, done in conjunction with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, has removed thousands of pounds of expired or unused medications from Oklahoma homes.

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