Burnett Medical Center will be participating in Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, April 30th. The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day goal is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal of prescription medications, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of these medications. Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused.
Most Americans recognize that prescription drug abuse is a growing problem and one that flourishes in all communities. As a result of the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in October 2021, Wisconsinites disposed of 57,377 pounds of unused and unwanted medications. Wisconsin has repeatedly had the third largest drug disposal collections in the country, only falling behind California and Texas.
So, mark your calendar, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Burnett Medical Center on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, anyone is welcome to come and safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired medicines and controlled substances.
• Prescription medications (Schedules II-V controlled substances and non-controlled drugs)
• Over-the-counter medications
• Liquid medication bottles-less than 4 oz. in zip-lock bag
Not Accepted Items:
• Illegal (Schedule I) drugs
• Needles/syringes or sharps containers
• Medical devices, Batteries
• Aerosol cans, Inhalers
• Mercury-containing devices
• Liquid antineoplastic agents (Such as chemotherapy drugs and cytotoxic drugs)