Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Planned for April 26


The Drug Enforcement Administration has set the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day for Saturday, April 26.

This nationwide event provides individuals with an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

In addition to providing a safe way to dispose of these medications, the event aims to educate the public about the potential for prescription drug abuse, which is growing at an alarming rate across the country.

Any over-the-counter or prescription medication will be accepted, but collection sites will not accept syringes or needles. The pills and all packing will be incinerated so officials say there is no need to worry about crossing off your personal information or emptying the pills into one bag.

Collections sites across the country are sponsored by local law enforcement agencies and other community organizations. Most collections sites will be accepting medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Franklin Take Back will be held at the Franklin County Courthouse.
The Holdrege Take Back will be held at the WEST entrance of Phelps Memorial Health Center.
The Kearney Take Back will be held in the parking lot north of Good Samaritan Hospital.
The Lexington Take Back will be held at the Lexington Regional Health Center Lobby.

For additional locations in other counties, go to the DEA website.