Get rid of old meds for free on Saturday

Apr 26, 2013

If you've been wondering what to do with old or expired medications, you're in luck. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting a take-back day Saturday.

You can drop off unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs at various sites around the state.

Organizers say meds should be in their original containers but be sure to remove any identifying information such as prescription labels. Syringes, liquids and intravenous products are not allowed.

Collected medications will be disposed of following EPA guidelines.

This is the sixth nationwide drug take-back day. In Ohio, 96 percent of unintentional poisoning deaths involve drugs and medications.

Click here to find a location near you.

The program is free.