The South Dakota Department of Health is reminding residents to dispose of any unused prescription drugs safely by taking part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Unused medication can be anonymously dropped off at multiple locations across the state. In Madison, medications can be brought to the Madison Police Department, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and Lewis Drug.
Unused or easily accessible prescription drugs can be dangerous, especially for children, teens or even pets. The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that nearly ten million Americans misused prescription pain relievers in 2019, and almost five million Americans misused stimulants.
Residents who wish to safely dispose of unwanted medicines but can’t make it to participation locations this Saturday, may request free DisposeRx packets available from the South Dakota Department of Social Services. These packets contain FDA-approved ingredients that chemically and physically neutralize prescription drugs when mixed with water.
Take Back Sites