SATURDAY IS PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day

If you’re doing some spring cleaning this weekend, check for old and unused prescription medications. You can drop them off on Saturday (4/30) as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Dale Woolery, director of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy, says it’s easy to do, plus, it may save a life.

“This will be the 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Here in Iowa, over 89 tons of medications have been collected over that period of time.”

The one-day take back events are held twice a year. The last collection, back in October, netted more than six-thousand pounds of prescription meds statewide.  You can drop off your unused prescription drugs Saturday from 10am to 2pm at these locations: Mahaska Drug in Oskaloosa, the Pella Police Department, the Monroe County Law Enforcement Center in Albia and the Marion County Law Enforcement Center in Knoxville.

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