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Chaffee drug take-back day rakes in nearly 100 pounds

Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 8:00 am

Chaffee County turned in 98 pounds of unused or expired medications at collection sites in Buena Vista and Salida in four hours as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Sept. 29. 

The community event that let people drop off their medications at the Buena Vista Pharmacy was sponsored by Buena Vista and Salida Police, Chaffee County Sheriff, Build A Generation, Chaffee County Public Health, local pharmacist volunteers and students from University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. All medications turned in statewide are sent to Utah to be incinerated.

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