Medicine Collection Day: A prescription for clean water and safe kids

Medicine Collection Day: A prescription for clean water and safe kidsAcross the U.S., Medicine Collection Day will be held on Saturday, April 26. This is a great way to safely dispose of unused medicines. This event is held in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

In 2013, 56 percent of calls to the Wisconsin Poison Center involved either prescription or over-the-counter medications. By taking these drugs in, you will help:

  • Keep them away from the wrong hands
  • Prevent childhood poisonings
  • Keep them out of Lake Michigan

Remember, never flush or pour unused medicine down the drain.

Milwaukee County residents may turn in their unused medications from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Boulevard in the rear parking lot. Learn more about where to go and which medications you can bring.

There are other sites in the area participating in the Take Back Initiative. Find a collection site near you.

If you have a poison emergency, the Wisconsin Poison Center is available 24/7/365 to take your call. Call (800) 222-1222. Program this number in your cell phone so that it is readily available no matter where you go.

Meg Lesnick- Meg Lesnick, external relations specialist, Wisconsin Poison Center

The Wisconsin Poison Center, located in Milwaukee, provides 24-hour, toll-free poison information for all individuals in Wisconsin. For any poison emergency, call (800) 222-1222


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