State police posts collecting expired, unused prescriptions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State Police posts statewide are serving as drop-off points for expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs.

Authorities say Saturday’s events at 29 posts are part of an effort to curb prescription drug abuse. Police also say the collection can also help lower instances of overdoses and accidental poisonings.

Liquids, inhalers, patches or syringes are not accepted. The one-day effort – tied in with Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the posts.

For those who cannot participate, medications may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays. No appointment is needed.

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