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Baltimore joins nation in offering prescription drug take-back event
Baltimore joins nation in offering prescription drug take-back event

Continuing Maryland's push to stem drug abuse, officials sought Wednesday to refocus the annual prescription "take-back" day on treatment and prevention and away from law enforcement. The nationwide take-back day — which is Saturday — has traditionally been used by its sponsors at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to collect expired or unneeded prescription drugs that could be abused if left in family medicine cabinets, or could poison children or pollute the environment. But Gov. Martin O'Malley set a goal of reducing overdose deaths by 20 percent by the end of 2015, and public health officials have been looking for ways to have a bigger impact. For...

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