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Hennepin Co. officials collect leftover prescriptions to stave painkiller abuse

Deputies collect leftover prescriptions
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Hennepin County deputies collected leftover prescriptions outside the Walgreens in Richfield Saturday afternoon as part of National Drug Take Back Day.

Every year, 2 million Americans abuse painkillers for the first time. Many get those pills from a relative's or friend's medicine cabinet. 

If you have an unused prescription, Hennepin County has more than 30 drop boxes open year-round.

Click here for a list of those drop-off locations.

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