PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM THIS WEEKEND
(DES MOINES) This Friday and Saturday, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement will partner with local agencies across the state to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide prescription drug take-back program.
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue. Currently more Americans abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroine combined, according to the DEA.
Southwest Iowa locations to turn in your unused, unneeded and expired prescription medications include; Hy Vee Pharmacy in Red Oak, UMBA Hall in Underwood, Hy Vee Drug Town at 757 W. Broadway in Council Bluffs, Greater Regional Medical Center Parking Lot in Creston, Farmers and Merchants Bank in Winterset, City Hall in Carter Lake, Glenwood Police Department, and the Greene County Law Enforcement Center in Jefferson.
This service is free and anonymous. Tablets, Capsules, all other solid dosage forms, and liquids in original prescription bottles will be collected. Syringes will not be accepted.
The prescription drug take-back program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information visit www.justice.gov/dea