Saturday event to collect unused and expired prescription drugs

News-DemocratApril 23, 2013 

Madison County residents who have unused or expired prescription drugs in their medicine cabinets can safely dispose of them at an event Saturday.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot on Second Street behind the County Administration Building at 157 N. Main St. in Edwardsville.

The Sheriff's Department is collecting the medications as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous.

The nationwide event, which is headed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has collected 244 tons at 5,263 sites nationwide.

For more information, visit www.madco-sa.org. For more information and additional take-back locations, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.

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