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Saturday Afternoon News, April 24th


National Drug Take-Back Day

(Des Moines) — It’s time again to check those prescription pill bottles that have been sitting around for a while to see if you still need the medication inside. The director of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy, Dale Woolery, says Saturday is another “National Drug Take Back Day.”

He says there’s been progress in not overprescribing painkillers that can end up in the wrong hands — but he says there are still cases of leftover medications.

Woolery says if you miss the chance to take back your prescription drugs Saturday, there are now many other ways to safely dispose of them.

Woolery says you can go to the Office of Drug Control Policy website and find a list of takeback sites. The Le Mars Hy-Vee pharmacy has a container set up to accept disposed medications, as does the Le Mars Police Department.




Lt. Governor Gets Vaccinated Against COVID, Urges Others To Follow Example

(Sioux City) — Iowa Lieutenant Governor, Adam Gregg, was joined by former Hawkeye and retired N-F-L star Dallas Clark in Sioux City on Friday afternoon to get vaccinated for COVID at a pop-up clinic. Gregg says he’s concerned about the lag in men getting vaccinated.

Gregg spoke directly to men.

Gregg got his first dose of the vaccine and Clark got his second. Clark appealed directly to men to get vaccinated.

He referenced Iowa football as a reason for everyone to get vaccinated.

Gregg and Clark were joined by around two dozen Siouxland area coaches and community leaders who were also getting their first dose of the COVID vaccine.