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Many show up for Fall Medication Cleanout

Amarillo, TX - Several people showed up Saturday morning to drop off expired or unused medication for the Fall Medication Cleanout.

Volunteers were there to safely dispose of old meds. Any personal information left on the containers were blacked out.

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center's School of Pharmacy has conducted 38 Medication Cleanout events in Amarillo, Abilene, Lubbock, and other smaller communities since 2009.

Combined, the collections have taken in over 23,000 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medications for proper disposal. Officials say the Cleanout is important because it is better to dispose medication safely, rather than flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash.

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