National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Most of us have some type of medication in our bathroom cabinet. It could be over the counter products leftover from that cold you were suffering through this past winter. Although looking at the forecast winter isn't giving up. This weekend you have the opportunity to purge your home from unused medications and prescriptions.
A statement from South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, law enforcement, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will give people opportunities to prevent prescription medication abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
The last Take-Back Day brought in more than 900,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication across the country.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications.
According to the South Dakota Department of Health, there were 74 drug overdose deaths in the state in 2017, making South Dakota the third lowest in the nation for drug overdose deaths.