WAMU 88.5 : News

Montgomery County To Participate In 'Prescription Drug Take-Back Day'

Next Saturday, Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and police departments from around the region are participating.

Police in the region will until accept unwanted prescription medication between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Residents can drop unused, unwanted, or expired drugs off at police stations in Gaithersburg, Chevy Chase, Wheaton, Germantown, and Silver Spring. Illicit drugs and needles will not be accepted.

Those unable to drop the drugs off in person with police can still dispose of them at home. But police warn residents to put the meds into sealed plastic bags, and mix kitty litter, sawdust, or coffee grinds with liquid medication in order for it to solidify so anyone who may take the drugs out the trash can not use it.

Residents are also urged to remove any personal information that is listed on pill bottles.

NPR

'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.