WI Ranks Second in Nation for Drug Take Back

WI Ranks Second in Nation for Drug Take Back

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced that Wisconsin ranked number two throughout the country for the most prescription medications collected during the spring 2024 Drug Take Back. Wisconsin collected 55,122 lbs. of unwanted medications this spring.

“Because of Wisconsinites who safely disposed of their unwanted medications, Wisconsin’s remarkable success with the Drug Take Back program has continued,” said AG Kaul. “Thanks to everyone who helped make the safe disposal of more than 55,000 more pounds of unused medication possible.”

Wisconsin has collected a total of 1,257,161 lbs. of unwanted medications since Drug Take Back began in 2010 under the leadership of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Wisconsin ranks third in the nation for the most medications collected since inception, falling only behind Texas with 1,424,295 lbs. and California with 1,404,998 lbs. collected. Nationwide, since inception, 18,647,417 lbs. of unwanted medications have been collected during Drug Take Back events.

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