President Encourages Participation in Take-Back Day

Reflecting upon the many Americans who die from drug overdoses, President Barack Obama used his weekly address Thursday to encourage people to help reduce the number of prescription pain medication abusers by cleaning out their medicine cabinets  for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

In a plan released four years ago, the administration outlined a strategy to prevent prescription drug abuse. President Obama said his administration has begun to see successful results through education, drug monitoring programs, proper disposal, and medical enforcement. He asked that people continue to follow these guidelines when dealing with prescription drugs. Continue reading “President Encourages Participation in Take-Back Day”