Prescription drug take back program happening Saturday throughout Bay Area

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Friday, April 28, 2017
This is an undated image of prescription drugs being disposed of.

The misuse and abuse of medication is a crisis in many Bay Area counties.

To address the problem agencies are participating in the government's annual "Take-Back Day" on Saturday.

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The DEA is encouraging everyone to get rid of expired or unwanted prescription drugs.

Click here for a list of locations where you can dispose of your prescription drugs throughout the Bay Area.