Prescription drug take-back events to be held April 29
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — In an effort to limit prescription drug abuse, local law enforcement agencies — in collaboration with Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth, Groundwater Guardians, Healthy People Wood County, the Wood County Health Department, and Wood County UW-Extension — are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration and Wisconsin Department of Justice prescription take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29 at the following locations in Wood County:
—Pittsville Police Department: 5318 First Ave., Pittsville.
—Port Edwards Police Department: 201 Market Ave., Port Edwards (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
—Shopko: 1306 N. Central Ave., Marshfield.
—Town of Rome Police Department: 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa.
—Wisconsin Rapids Police Department: 444 West Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids (9 a.m. to noon).
—Wood County Courthouse: 400 Market St., Wisconsin Rapids.
An additional collection hosted by Marshfield Police Department will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 28 in the main lobby of Marshfield Clinic, 1000 N. Oak Ave. in Marshfield.
Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, creams, liquids (must be in the original packaging), nonaerosol sprays, inhalers, ointments, patches, pet medications, vials, and needles and sharps (accepted at Marshfield locations only).
Do not bring
Aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), household hazardous waste (such as paint, pesticides, oil, or gas), illegal drugs, mercury thermometers, oxygen tanks or nebulizers, personal care products (such as shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), or radioactive cancer medications.
Those who cannot attend these take-back days can drop off unwanted medications at a Wood County law enforcement agency. For more information and a listing of additional take-back sites throughout Wisconsin, visit doseofrealitywi.gov/drug-takeback/find-a-take-back-location. For other questions, contact Ashley Normington at 715-221-8421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.