Have you been wondering what to do with those prescription drugs that have been piling up in your medicine cabinets? Worried that someone is stealing and abusing your prescription drugs?
Prescription drug abuse is a growing public health concern affecting all segments of the population.
In an effort to limit prescription drug abuse, local law enforcement in collaboration with Groundwater Guardians of Marshfield, Healthy People Wood County, Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth, Marshfield Clinic, and Wood County Health Department are participating in the Wisconsin Department of Justice prescription take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 16 at the following Wood County locations:
—Shopko, 1306 N. Central Ave., Marshfield (hosted by Marshfield Police Department).
—Port Edwards Police Department, 201 Market Ave., Port Edwards.
—Riverview Medical Center, Parking Lot No. 2, 410 Dewey St., Wisconsin Rapids (Hosted by Wood County Sheriff’s Department)
—Rome Police Department, 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa.
—Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, 444 W. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids.
An additional collection hosted by Marshfield Police Department will be held on Friday, May 15, at:
—Marshfield Clinic (Main Lobby), 1000 N. Oak Ave, Marshfield, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bring: prescription (controlled and noncontrolled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials, pet medications, and liquid (only in the original packaging).
Do not bring: illegal drugs, needles/sharps, inhalers, aerosol cans, biohazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), or household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).