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Tennessee Department of Health battles drug poisonings

Published On: Mar 18 2013 04:23:22 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 18 2013 04:56:34 PM CDT

The Tennessee Department of Health says deaths from poisoning are on the rise, and drug overdoses are often the cause.

Now T.D.H and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation officials are taking steps to help prevent more deaths. The Two Departments are making it easier for people to properly dispose of unused medication. T.D.H. and T.D.E.C are installing 50 new permanent and secure collection bins. That brings the total to 83 across Tennessee.

For a complete list of tips for proper medication storage click here www.cdc.gov/Features/MedicationStorage/.