Day set to discard drugs safely

4/16/2019

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While you're spring cleaning, go through the medicine cabinet and bathroom cupboards to gather up unused or expired prescription drugs. On Saturday, April 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., you can drop them off at the west entrance patient drop-off area of Mayo Clinic's Gonda Building, 200 First St. SW in Rochester. 

April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It's your opportunity to help curtail the misuse of prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor's supervision. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.