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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is leading an effort to properly dispose prescription drugs.
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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is leading an effort to properly dispose prescription drugs.

Standing outside a Richmond waste water treatment plant, Cuccinelli explained that prescription drug misuse has rapidly become a trend of great concern. Many teens take medications from their homes or others, and may rummage through the trash looking for unused prescriptions.

Cuccinelli also said flushing these drugs is not a remedy, but only compounds the problem since remnants get into our drinking water.

Until permanent regulations are in place local comm need to continue to work to hold one-day takeback programs

Cuccinelli and members of his Prescription Drug Take-Back Task Force are hosting the second statewide Drug Take-Back Day, scheduled for April 30. The event will take place at nearly 100 Virginia locations.

In the meantime, one way to dispose of drugs without flushing is to crush and mix them with kitty litter. Removing all labels from prescription bottles is also advised.

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