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VOL. 38 | NO. 39 | Friday, September 26, 2014

Old prescription drugs being collected Saturday

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Officials are urging Tennesseans to dispose of unneeded or leftover prescription drugs at drop-off locations around the state on Saturday.

Doug Varney, the commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, says the event that is part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is aimed at fighting prescription drug abuse.

In Varney's words: "You might just save someone's life."

Varney says to remove personal information from original containers before taking them to police and sheriff's departments participating in the drop-off program.

More than 1,000 people die in the state every year from drug overdoses, and Varney said leftover perceptions for drugs like hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine contribute to the problem.

Middle Tennessee locations include:

METRO NASHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOREST HILLS CITY HALL 6300 HILLSBORO PK. NASHVILLE
BRENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT 5211 MARYLAND WAY BRENTWOOD
TBI (NASHVILLE) TBI HEADQUARTERS LOBBY 901 R.S. GASS BLVD. NASHVILLE
FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT WALGREENS 1509 MURFREESBORO RD. FRANKLIN
NASHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WALGREENS # 5563 4001 CENTRAL PIKE HERMITAGE
SUMNER CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE WALGREENS 455 LONG HOLLOW PIKE GOODLETTSVILLE
NOLENSVILLE POLICE DEPT. NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL 7218 NOLENSVILLE ROAD NOLENSVILLE
CHEATHAM CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE WALGREENS 315 S. MAIN STREET ASHLAND CITY
GREENBRIER POLICE DEPT. GREENBRIER PHARMACY 2239 HWY 41 S.SUITE A GREENBRIER
GREENBRIER POLICE DEPT. GREENBRIER POLICE DEPT. 202 W. COLLEGE ST. GREENBRIER
LA VERGNE POLICE DEPARTMENT WALGREENS #6039 5000 MURFREESBORO RD. LA VERGNE
ROBERTSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CVS 903 MEMORIAL BLVD. SPRINGFIELD
SUMNER CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE WALGREENS 365 NEW SHACKLE ISLAND HENDERSONVILLE
SUMNER CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE WALGREENS 198 E. MAIN STREET HENDERSONVILLE
SUMNER CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE WALGREENS 104 HWY 52 EAST HENDERSONVILLE
COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT 800 WESTOVER DRIVE COLUMBIA
WHITE HOUSE POLICE DEPARTMENT WALGREENS 480 HWY 76 WHITE HOUSE
DICKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT FIRST BANK 345 HWY 46 SOUTH DICKSON
DICKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT DICKSON MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 127 CRESTVIEW PARK DRIVE DICKSON
SUMNER CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE WALGREENS 585 NASHVILLE PIKE GALLATIN
SUMNER CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE WALGREENS 914 GREEN LEA BLVD. GALLATIN
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF WALGREENS # 4313 1954 MADISON STREET CLARKSVILLE
WILSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT CRYE-LEIKE REALTORS 1432 WEST MAIN STREET LEBANON
LEBANON POLICE DEPARTMENT WALGREENS #12513 606 S. CUMBERLAND LEBANON
MIDDLE TN STATE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC SAFETY MTSU HEALTH SERVICES 1848 BLUE RAIDER DRIVE MURFREESBORO
MURFREESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT ST. THOMAS RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL 1800 MEDICAL CTR. PKWY. MURFREESBORO

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