National take-back program held at Mayo Clinic - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

National take-back program held at Mayo Clinic


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- For the fifth year, Mayo Clinic takes part in a national take-back program, allowing people to anonymously drop off unused prescription drugs for disposal.


The Gonda building in downtown Rochester was one of many drop off locations in southern Minnesota Saturday.

Drivers could pull up to a volunteer and hand over a bag of prescriptions. Those were boxed up and put in a truck for proper disposal.

Prescription drug abuse is an increasing concern, and take-back programs have been established to keep drugs out of the hands of those who may potentially misuse or abuse them.


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at