Prescription take-back events held Friday, Saturday
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, 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. Saturday, Oct., 22, at the following locations in Wood County:
—Nekoosa Municipal Building: 951 Market St., Nekoosa.
—Port Edwards Police Department: 201 Market Ave., Port Edwards (1-4 p.m.).
—Shopko: 1306 N. Central Ave., Marshfield.
—Town of 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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in the main lobby of Marshfield Clinic, 1000 N. Oak Ave., Marshfield.
Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, creams, liquids (must be in the original packaging), nonaerosol sprays, ointments, patches, pet medications, vials, and needles/sharps (accepted at Marshfield locations only).
Do not bring
Aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas, etc.), illegal drugs, inhalers, mercury thermometers, oxygen tanks or nebulizers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), or radioactive cancer medication.
Those who cannot use 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 questions contact Ashley Normington at 715-221-8421 or [email protected]