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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day (Saturday, Oct. 26) aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Drop off unwanted medications at Marsh too
Capitol police personnel will be on location Friday, Oct. 25 by the Abe Lincoln statue in the Indiana Government Center complex to collect discarded drugs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you can't make this time, find a spot near you:
Marsh and MainStreet Pharmacies are also collecting unwanted medications for FREE disposal on the following days:
What kinds of medicine can I bring?
- Friday, Oct. 25 - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 26 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 27 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 28 - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Locate a Marsh Pharmacy
- Pills, capsules and liquids (no aerosols, inhalers, Nitroglycerin or alcohol containing products).
- Medicine must be in original container with original label intact.
- Medicines that have the words "toxic", "corrosive", "reactive", "ignitable", "flammable" or "poison" will not be accepted.
- Only one type of medication can be in a single container, no mixtures.
- No pill organizers will be accepted.
- No controlled or illegal substances (check with your regular Pharmacist if you’re not sure whether a medicine is controlled).
- Sharps collected only in re-sealable, hard-plastic containers.
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