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Prescription Drug Take-Back events being held across western Mass.

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Towns and cities across western Mass. are taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event today. 

Have some old prescriptions stocked away in medicine cabinets that could pose a risk? Local police departments are offering to take back those unwanted drugs today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

In Springfield, you can drop off any unwanted prescriptions at Central High School.

"If you have any of these drugs in your home, don't wait any longer. Get rid of them before they could potentially get into the wrong hands," Springfield police say. 

In Holyoke, head to the police station on Appleton Street.  Personnel will be available in the lobby of the Holyoke Police Department to accept your unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

In Hampshire County, JFK Middle School in Northampton on Bridge Road is the location you'll want to go to and over in Amherst, the Drug Take-Back Day event is taking place at Wildwood Elementary.

If you live in Franklin County, any unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at the Greenfield Police Department.

There are a number of other locations in many local communities that you can visit as well. Get the Full List Here.

Again, the event begins at 10 this morning and goes until 2 this afternoon. Medicines can remain in original containers with lables.
What won't be accepted though are any liquids, syringes, iv equipment, or chemo drugs.

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