Prescriptions contribute to accidental poisonings, Dane County's largest injury-related cause of death
Police, pharmacies and clinics are drawing awareness to National Prescription Take Back Day, happening Friday and Saturday at several locations.
The goal of the collection day is to reduce the number of expired, unused and unwanted medicine.
Poisoning deaths are more common than automobile deaths in Dane County. Unused prescriptions contribute to accidental poisonings, the number one cause of injury-related death, according to the Middleton Police Department.
A statement by Middleton police emphasized pain medications as an especially dangerous prescription group.