Drug Take Back cancelled by virus concerns

The Brillion News

MADISON - National Drug Take Back Day, originally scheduled for this Saturday, April 25, has been postponed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) due to coronaviru concerns.

Attorney General Josh Kaul said people here should fight opioid addiction by safely storing medications at home or disposing of medications at currently available drug disposal boxes.


Many drug disposal boxes are temporarily inaccessible because they are located in businesses or government buildings currently closed to the public, but there are many still accessible.

Find a drug disposal box online at https://doseofrealitywi.gov/drug-takeback/find-a-take-back-location/.

If you are not able to access a drug disposal box at this time, you may secure unused or unwanted medications in a safe or other locked storage with limited access. Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain.

Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove all of them, and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes, where they are environmental threats..

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