By Tom Kisken
Saturday's Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a big deal because:
- Nine of the 13 underage deaths caused by drugs and alcohol in Ventura County over the last two years involved prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
- About 237 people 25 years old and younger were treated and released at hospital emergency rooms or transferred for more care in 2009 because of problems caused by sedatives or opioids. In 2006, there were 138 such cases. » More