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Study: Drug take-back programs use low

Law enforcement says local programs are working

2:27 AM, Jan. 18, 2013
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A new study shows that a small percent of unused prescription drugs are being collected by drop-off programs, but local law enforcement officials say Portage County residents are taking advantage of programs.

The study, commissioned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, estimates that nearly 118.8 million prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs - some 13.1 million pounds - were sold in Wisconsin in 2010. Of those, only about two percent of the 4.4 million pounds of drugs that went unused were properly disposed.

The study looks at ways in which collection programs can be ...

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