Prescription Drug Take Back Day Held

Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-29 18:23:31-04

Hundreds of old and unused prescription drugs have been taken off the streets after National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

People were encouraged to drop off their expired or unwanted prescriptions at locations across the state.

According to Brian Sullivan with Addiction Campus, more than 673 pills were collected at the Walgreens on West End Avenue in Nashville by just after noon on Saturday.

Locations for the event held Saturday can be found by visiting the Drug Enforcement Agency online. Click here to visit the DEA's site.

For prescription drug take-back box locations, click here. These boxes provide permanent locations to safely dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications.