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Hout Chao, UA Pharmacy School Poison Control, removes a label from a pill bottle. All medication-bottle labels were removed and disposed of during the drug take-back event.
A close-up view of unused medicine being dumped into a glass jar April 30 as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event held in Marana. The unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs will be properly disposed of to prevent any potential environmental issue.
Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema, far left, watches members of Marana's VIP program (Volunteers In Police Service) along with volunteers from UA School of Pharmacy Poison Control, Marana's Optimist Club, and DEA Tucson as they dispose of medication dropped off April 30 at the Target store on Ina Road in Marana.
Lavonne Mather of Marana, center, drops off bags of medication that had been prescribed for her late husband, who passed away in November 2010. Helping her are Darrel Gleddie, left, and Jack Brown, volunteers from Marana's VIPS (Volunteers In Police Service) program.
Jamie Luce of Tucson drops off a bag a medicine during the second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held April 30 at sites all across Arizona, including the Target store in Marana.
Marana VIPS (Volunteers In Police Service) – from left, Shelly Teague, Bob Bereiter, Marcia Daunora and Jack Brown – help to properly dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications last Saturday.
Marcia Daunora, a member of Marana VIPS (Volunteers In Police Service), empties a medicine bottle that was dropped off April 30 as part of the second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Marana police and Pima County partnered in the event.
A close-up view of unused medicine being dumped into a glass jar April 30 as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Proper prescription and over-the-counter drug disposal is an emerging environmental issue. As with any household waste, the disposal method chosen can affect safety and the health of the environment.