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      Lexington to Host Pharmacy Drug Take-Back Event

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      Lexington is hosting a pharmaceutical take-back event on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

      Officials will be collected unused prescription drugs at the Lexington Regional Healthcare Building.

      It is important to make sure you dispose of prescription drugs properly. Improper disposal could result in drug abuse or it could even end up in the water.

      Medications being accepted include unused medications and expired medications. The containers will be taken to the Lexington Area Solid Waste Agency for recycling.

      A take-back event took place in 2010 and over 50 lbs. of medication was collected.

      There will be several other towns participating in the drug take-back event as well. They include:

      • Alma - held at the Johnson Center parking lot from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
      • Franklin - held at the Franklin County Courthouse from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
      • Holdrege - held at the Agricultural Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
      • Kearney - held at the parking lot north of Good Samaritan Hospital from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

      Additional locations may be found at www.deadivision.usdoj.gov.

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