A safe way to dispose of unused prescriptions
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Clinic, Groundwater Guardians of Marshfield, Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth, and Marshfield Police Department are working together to encourage local residents to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted drugs as part of an annual prescription drug take-back event.
Drop off locations in Marshfield will be at the main lobby entrance of Marshfield Clinic, 1000 N. Oak Ave., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 29 and at Shopko, 1306 N. Central Ave., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 30.
This effort is part of the Wisconsin Department of Justice and national Drug Enforcement Administration Prescription Drug Take-Back Event. These events provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescriptions drugs while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications, reducing childhood poisonings, and protecting groundwater.
Law enforcement officials on site will accept prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, inhalers, sprays, liquids (must be in original packaging), and pet medicines. Syringes, needles, and large quantities of sample medications will not be accepted. The program is free with no questions asked.
For more information and a list of other prescription drug take-back locations, visit doj.state.wi.us/dles/prescription-drug-take-back-day or contact Danielle Luther of the Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach at 715-221-8413 or email@example.com.