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National Drug Take Back Day Removes Medicine The Right Way

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ELKINS -

We've heard many stories about pharmaceutical abuse in West Virginia.

People helped eliminate that access by properly disposing expired medications on Saturday.

The Drug Enforcement Agency's National Take Back initiatives provide anyone to remove all types of medications from the home or the home of a loved one.

12 News stopped at one drop off point in Elkins.

Organizers said flushing old medications down the toilet creates a negative effect on the environment by introducing pharmaceutical compounds into waterways.