Medication Disposal Day, August 7, 2010

Medication Disposal Day

On August 7, 2010, OhioHealth will host the second Medication Disposal Day. Bring your expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to one of the locations listed below. Law enforcement officers will dispose of the medications in a safe, legal and environmentally conscious manner. No questions asked. Help take unneeded medications out of the community.

When: Saturday, August 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Riverside, Grant, Doctors, Grady and Dublin Hospitals & Westerville Medical Campus

Why? In 2007, unintentional drug poisoning became the leading cause of injury death in Ohio, surpassing motor vehicle crashes for the first time on record.

At the 2009 Medication Disposal Day, 371 households dropped off medications for a total weight of 1,212 pounds of expired and unused medication!

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