Drug Take-Back Day set Saturday

Consumers can dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the 14th DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., thousands of temporary collection sites will be available across the country to accept unneeded prescription drugs for safe and legal disposal.

According to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, local take-back sites include: NuCara Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy, both in Fairfield; the Van Buren County Sheriff?s Office and Lee Pharmacy, both in Keosauqua.

To date, DEA?s Drug Take-Back Day initiative has collected a combined total of more than 900,000 pounds of unneeded medications, helping to prevent diversion, misuse and abuse of the drugs.