The safe way to clear the medicine cabinet

Staff photo by Jayati Ramakrishnan Congressman Greg Walden, center, discusses signal sidearm, a camera that activates when officers draw their guns, with Captain Scott Clark, right, and Chief Jason Edmiston on a visit to the Hermiston Police Department on Friday.

Local businesses and police departments are working to make a dent in the opioid epidemic by limiting its primary source — the home medicine cabinet.

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, and people can get rid of unused pills at several locations throughout Umatilla and Morrow counties.

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