OhioHealth, DEA, Cardinal Health and Other Community Partners Gear Up for Third Annual Medication Disposal Day

 

 

OhioHealth, DEA, Cardinal Health and Other Community Partners Gear Up for Third Annual Medication Disposal Day

 

Prescription Drug Abuse Growing Problem

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – On April 30, 2011, OhioHealth will host the third “Medication Disposal Day” in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” Cardinal Health and several local law enforcement agencies. Seven OhioHealth locations have been identified as drop off sites.

 

People with outdated prescriptions are asked to bring their expired or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to one of seven OhioHealth locations (listed below.) Law enforcement officers will dispose of these medications in a safe, legal and environmentally conscientious manner.

 

WHEN: Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Westerville Medical Campus and The Delaware Health Center

 

WHAT: Unused and/or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication. ONLY medications from personal homes will be accepted. No medications from physician, dentist or veterinary offices accepted. NO used syringes will be accepted.

 

WHO: Sponsors of the event include: OhioHealth, Cardinal Health, Columbus Division of Police, DEA, Delaware County Sheriff, Delaware PD, Dublin PD, Genoa Township PD, Westerville PD, Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators