Where to get rid of old medicines
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:59 PM
Iowans turned in more than two tons of unused medicines at more than 40 collection sites last month.
The Prescription Drug Take-Back event in Iowa collected 4,399 pounds of prescription drugs, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Nationally, more than 244 tons of unused medicines were collected in the effort to reduce prescription drug abuse.
More than 440 Iowa pharmacies accept the medicines. To find one of them, go to http://www.iarx.org/takeaway/