STATE HOUSE (April 26, 2018) – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 28, State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) announced.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to curb prescription drug abuse by setting up drug disposal sites nationwide.
“During the last National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, over 456 tons of prescription drugs were collected at 5,321 collection sites – 912,305 pounds of prescription drugs that now cannot get into the wrong hands,” Merritt said. “Take Back events are a great way to dispose of unwanted or unused drugs, preventing the possibility of an accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. I encourage Hoosiers to take a look in their medicine cabinets and take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of any expired, unnecessary or unwanted prescription drugs they may have.”
Hoosiers living in Hamilton and Marion counties can dispose of prescription drugs at the following drop-off points in their areas. Each site is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information regarding National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, click here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Merritt added that he will be available for an on-camera comment at Kroger – 11700 Olio Rd. after 10 a.m.
Contact: Lauren Beatty, Press Secretary