Prescription Drug Take Back Fall 2017
Wisconsin Department of Justice & Drug Enforcement Administration
Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative Protocol 2017
On October 28, 2017 the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative throughout Wisconsin. The focus is on removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our state’s medicine cabinets and preventing them from going into our water supply.
This one-day effort will continue to bring focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. This is a great opportunity for law enforcement agencies to host a take back event, and/or safely dispose of medications collected in prescription drug drop boxes. No businesses allowed. All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household.
The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day goal is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.