The US Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Agency is holding its third National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, at thousands of locations nationwide, DEA agents will be taking back expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs free of charge and no questions asked.

Prescription drugs are a major cause of wrongful death in Ohio, where so-called “pill mills” write phony prescriptions for abusers. Last year, Governor Strickland initiated a crackdown on these grey market pharmacies. However, many of these pharmacies continue to operate and distribute dubious prescriptions. If you or a loved one has obtained prescription drugs in this manner, you can get rid of them at tomorrow’s event

There are six take back locations in Franklin County. In Columbus, you can take your drugs to the Columbus Division of Police offices at 5969 E. Broad Street and 793 W. State Street. Or you can search for your nearest location at the National Take Back Initiative Collection Site Search.

Taking advantage of this opportunity can help prevent thousands of deaths in Ohio.

If you have lost a loved one due to a drug overdose facilitated by a “pill mill” or other unscrupulous but technically legal pharmacy, you may be able to receive compensation with a wrongful death lawsuit. To learn whether you may be eligible for compensation, please schedule a free case evaluation with the Columbus personal injury lawyers of Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA.