Day set to discard drugs safely



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.