Leftover and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines can be found in every household in the county. In recent years unintentional poisonings killed more Dane County residents than automobile crashes. Misuse or abuse of prescription, over-the-counter or illicit drugs are the major cause. Pain medication when misused, can be especially fatal.
One of the best ways to prevent misuse of medication is to dispose of it in the proper manner and by utilizing your local med drop box location. Proper disposal of medications also protects the environment.
*Please note that for safety purposes syringes and other sharps are not accepted at the Med Drop Box. The closest sharps collection site to the Fitchburg Police Department is located at the UW Health Fitchburg Clinic, 5543 E Cheryl Parkway.