Collection sites available for expired, leftover medications
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois and federal officials are encouraging people to bring expired and unused prescription drugs to collection sites.
Saturday marks the Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide “Drug Take Back Day.”
Only pills or patches can be accepted, not liquids or needles.
People turned in nearly 469 tons of prescription drugs nationwide last year.
The Illinois Department of Human Services says turning in unused or expired prescription drugs can prevent abuse or theft of the drugs.