Prescription Take-Back Day is Saturday

Saturday is the Prescription Take-Back Day in the state.  Residents are encouraged to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs as part of Prescription Take-Back Day.

The Prescription Take-Back Day is part of the state Department of Social Services’ ongoing campaign to keep opioids like prescription pain killers from falling into the wrong hands. 

There are take-back locations throughout the state.  Unwanted medications can be disposed of without question in a secure medication drop box.  In Madison, unwanted medications can be disposed of at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Police Department, or Lewis Drug.  

More information on how to safely dispose of medications through the Prescription Take-Back program can be found here