Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 28

April 27, 2018

April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in this event. Wisconsin hospitals and health systems are encouraged to help promote their local “take-back” event.

Unused or expired prescription medications should never be flushed or poured down the drain. These potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances can contribute to contamination of our water supply if not disposed of properly. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Last fall’s Take-Back Day event collected a record-setting 912,305 pounds of prescription drugs.

For more information and materials on Drug Take-Back Day, visit: http://doseofrealitywi.gov/drug-takeback. The page contains information and instructions on Drug Take Back, along with a locator map.
 

This story originally appeared in the April 27, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter