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DeWine unveils program to curb prescription abuse

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DELHI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will launch a program Thursday to keep prescription drugs out of the hands of those who don't need them.

The Attorney General's office along side the Ohio Department of Health will be installing 24 prescription drug drop-off boxes throughout the Cincinnati area. One of those locations will be at the Delhi Township Police Department. 

The National Institutes of Health estimates close to 20 percent of people, 48 million, over the age of 12 in the US have used prescription drugs for non medical purposes. 

The free disposal bins will give residents the ability to dispose of their unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs in a responsible way that eliminates the chance the medicine could be abused or improperly ingested.

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