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Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Set at Capitol

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office will host a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event at the state Capitol.

The event is set for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday near the East Rotunda. Morrisey is asking residents to look through their medicine cabinets and bring any unused, unwanted or expired medications to the event for safe disposal.

A recent report found that West Virginia has the highest drug overdose death rate in the nation. At about 34 overdose deaths per 100,000 people, it is more than double the national average.

The Capitol site will be one of more than 120 prescription drug collection locations in the state.