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Raising awareness about drug safety in West Virginia

Sarah Marino, Times West Virginian

MANNINGTON, W.Va. — Saturday marked National Drug Take Back Day, a day where unused prescriptions could be safely disposed of with the help of local police and pharmacies.

Johnna Harter, the pharmacist at Mannington Pharmacy, said a lot of times kids can get into medicine cabinets where there may be a bottle of old narcotics or other medicines that should otherwise be out of reach.

“They either take them or sell them. It happens a lot,” Harter said.

She said she recently did continuing education course about drug diversion and said people getting their hands on narcotics is a pretty common occurrence.

“That’s one of the highest reasons kids say that they started using drugs was from family members that had drugs laying around the house,” she said…

To read more: https://www.timeswv.com/news/local_news/raising-awareness-about-drug-safety/article_4f3884be-a520-11eb-90e6-3b51c1a2f8ec.html

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