The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force is promoting Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This Saturday, multiple stations throughout the state will provide places for Hoosiers to safely dispose of prescription drugs.
Proper disposal of unused prescription drugs helps protect children and pets from accidental consumption, and also helps curb illegal drug use or theft. Indiana is working hard to combat the opioid epidemic, and with 4 out of 5 new heroin users starting with prescription medications; these take-back programs make a real difference in saving lives.
Unused and expired medicine also harms the environment. It is important to never wash any medicine down the drain or flush it down the toilet. Doing so contaminates Indiana’s rivers and groundwater. By properly disposing of medicine you are protecting yourself, your neighbors and the environment.
Liquid and pill medications can be dropped off anonymously, with no questions asked, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at multiple locations throughout the state.
Learn about safe disposal and storage methods for prescription drugs here.