Waushara County Health News

Prescription Drug “Take Back” Day to be held May 16

For the ninth year, the Waushara County Sheriff’s Department, Waushara Cou-nty Health Department and the Department of Human Services are participating in the Prescription Drug “Take Back” Day. This collection event will be held at the Waushara County Sheriff’s Department Office in Wautoma on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 pm.

By now most people in Waushara County are aware of prescription pain medication abuse and how it has led to the heroin epidemic. The “Take Back” Day offers a great way to get unused medications out of your house and disposed of properly.  

Items not accepted are:  

•Inhalers 

•Oxygen tanks 

•Nebulizers 

•Sharps/Needles 

•Radioactive Cancer Med-ication 

•Thermometers

The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day pro-vides a safe, secure, and environmentally responsible way to get rid of prescription drugs, while also educating the people about the potential for abuse and trafficking of medications. 

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