National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

April 27, 2013 Updated Apr 27, 2013 at 9:52 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – A state-wide effort to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.

It's all part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday. Indiana Attorney general Greg Zoeller is pushing consumers to turn in any expired, unused, or unwanted medications.

Many people dispose of their medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away, which can pose safety and health risks. That's something the Indiana State Police (ISP) say needs to stop.

“The goal is to keep those medications out of our drinking water, out of landfills, but also out of people's hands who shouldn't legally have them,” said Sgt. Ron Galaviz with ISP.

In the five previous take-back events, more than two million pounds of prescription medications were collected.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.