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<p>Pharmacists say hospitals should do take-back:</p>
<p><a href="http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/health-system-edition/2017/july2017/a-proactive-approach-to-reducing-the-prescription-opioid-epidemic-in-your-community">http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/health-system-edition/2017/july2017/a-proactive-approach-to-reducing-the-prescription-opioid-epidemic-in-your-community</a></p>
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<p>NH hospitals installing boxes:</p>
<p><a href="http://www.wmur.com/article/wentworth-douglass-installs-drug-takeback-box/10325734">http://www.wmur.com/article/wentworth-douglass-installs-drug-takeback-box/10325734</a></p>
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<p>Story about the <span style="FONT-SIZE: 19px; FONT-FAMILY: proxima-nova, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; WORD-SPACING: 0px; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; FLOAT: none; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; COLOR: rgb(43,43,43); FONT-STYLE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; WIDOWS: 2; DISPLAY: inline !important; LETTER-SPACING: normal; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial">
<font size="2" face="Tahoma">Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program.</font></span></p>
<p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 19px; FONT-FAMILY: proxima-nova, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; WORD-SPACING: 0px; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; FLOAT: none; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; COLOR: rgb(43,43,43); FONT-STYLE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; WIDOWS: 2; DISPLAY: inline !important; LETTER-SPACING: normal; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Tahoma">1.
 AG Jeff Sessions recently promoted it.</font></span></p>
<p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 19px; FONT-FAMILY: proxima-nova, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; WORD-SPACING: 0px; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; FLOAT: none; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; COLOR: rgb(43,43,43); FONT-STYLE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; WIDOWS: 2; DISPLAY: inline !important; LETTER-SPACING: normal; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Tahoma">2.
 Public opinion on the success of the program is split.</font></span></p>
<p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 19px; FONT-FAMILY: proxima-nova, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; WORD-SPACING: 0px; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; FLOAT: none; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; COLOR: rgb(43,43,43); FONT-STYLE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; WIDOWS: 2; DISPLAY: inline !important; LETTER-SPACING: normal; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Tahoma">3.
 Experts firmly argue this government program is a waste of government resources in combating drug abuse.</font></span></p>
<p><a href="https://morningconsult.com/2017/07/21/voters-split-war-drugs-program-d-r-e/">https://morningconsult.com/2017/07/21/voters-split-war-drugs-program-d-r-e/</a></p>
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