YAKIMA – There often is confusion about whether old or unused medications should be thrown out in the trash, put down the sink, etc. But on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 28, anyone with expired or unused medications is invited to bring them to Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, 4003 Creekside Loop, so they can be properly discarded.
The medication take-back program, sponsored locally by Virginia Mason Memorial and the Yakima Police Department, is part of a national initiative to provide a venue for safe disposal of unneeded medications. This effort prevents prescription drugs from entering the local water supplies and landfills.
The drug take-back event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Cornerstone.
For more information on National Drug Take-Back Day go to: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html