Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
November 6, 2013
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150

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Attorney General Pam Bondi Applauds Law Enforcement and Residents for the 8.5 Tons of Prescription Drugs Disposed of on Drug Take-Back Day

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following statement in response to Florida’s overwhelming participation in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take-Back Day last Saturday. In Florida, 115 law enforcement agencies participated in the event by providing 164 collection sites.

“Thanks to our great law enforcement community and residents, 8.5 tons of unnecessary prescription drugs are now off of our streets and out of the hands of children. These drug take-back days are helping in our fight to end prescription drug abuse in Florida,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events help tackle a vital public safety and public health issue–safely disposing of expired or unwanted prescription drugs from the home medicine cabinet that can otherwise be diverted, misused and abused.

Attorney General Pam Bondi has been dedicated to stopping prescription drug abuse in Florida. To read about her efforts, please click here: http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/AA7AAF5CAA22638D8525791B006A30C8