Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for April 28This weekend, residents will have an opportunity to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter drugs as part of the Prescription Drug Take Back event.
By: Amy Chaffins, The Osakis Review
This weekend, residents will have an opportunity to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter drugs as part of the Prescription Drug Take Back event.
On Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Todd County Citizens Against Drugs Coalition will have three drop-sites set up at Lakewood Health System in Staples, CentraCare Health System in Long Prairie and Eagle Valley Clinic in Eagle Bend.
Prescriptions and over the counter medications should be left in their original container, but personal information can be blacked out.
Pharmacists from CentraCare, Seip Drug in Bertha and Longbella Drug in Staples will be joined by the Todd County Sheriff’s Office and Long Prairie, Eagle Bend and Staples police departments to assist at the drop sites.
In a news release, Todd County Sheriff Peter Mikkelson noted, “Please take advantage of these events so these medications can be properly disposed of and the risk of them falling into the wrong hands is diminished.”
Prescription Drug Take Back Day is part of a national program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.