Keep your medication out of the wrong hands, Drug Take-Back collection sites available Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Several northwest Ohio communities will host drug take-back collections on Saturday as part of the National Take Back Initiative.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was created 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.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various sites with volunteers on hand at each location.


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shows which drop off location is closest to your home.

There are dozens available in the WNWO viewing area.

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department plans to accept liquid medications, old mercury thermometers, inhalers, ointments, lotions, narcotics, over-the-counter medications, medication samples and vitamins.

The Sylvania Community Action Team and the city's police department will accept narcotics, over-the-counter medication, pet medication, and vitamins at their drop-offs.

Syringes, inhalers, liquids, ointments, and medicine from commercial vendors will not be accepted at Sylvania events.