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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