For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – In an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse, local law enforcement agencies are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration and Wisconsin Department of Justice prescription take-back event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 28, at the Pittsville Police Department, 5318 First Ave., Pittsville, and Shopko, 1306 N. Central Ave., Marshfield.
The drug take-back includes: Prescription – controlled and non-controlled – and over-the-counter medications, creams, liquids in the original packaging, nonaerosol sprays, inhalers, ointments, patches, pet medications, vials, and needles and sharps – accepted at the Marshfield location only.
The take-back does not include: 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, or radioactive cancer medications.
Those who cannot attend these take-back days can drop off unwanted medications at a Wood County law enforcement agency or at a Marshfield Clinic pharmacy. 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 the Wood County Health Department at 715-421-8911.