Anyone looking to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs is encouraged to do so this weekend as part of the next National Prescription Take Back Day. The National Prescription Take Back Day is Saturday and is part of the state Department of Social Services’ ongoing campaign to keep opioids like prescription pain killers from falling into the wrong hands. In Madison, medications are accepted at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the Madison Police Department, and Lewis Drug.
Unwanted medications can be disposed of without question in a secure medication drop box at participating locations.
For those who can’t make it to a take back site, packets are available for free from the Department of Social Services and can be mailed directly to someone. The packets contain an FDA-approved ingredient that, when mixed with water, chemically and physically neutralizes the medication so it can be safely thrown away at home.
More information on Saturday’s Prescription Take Back Day can be found here.