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In conjunction with the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On April 26, 2014, OhioHealth will host the sixth medication disposal day at six of its health system care sites for central Ohio communities.

What:

  • Drop off 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 will be accepted.

When:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Where:

Go to any of the conveniently located OhioHealth care sites listed below. Click the location nearest to you for maps and directions. 
Dropping off is easy. You won’t even have to get out of your car! Follow the signs when you drive up and volunteers will assist you!
    Riverside Methodist Hospital
Doctors Hospital
Grady Memorial Hospital
Dublin Methodist Hospital
Westerville Medical Campus
Eastside Health Center

Why:

The issue of prescription medication abuse and misuse is a growing problem and the best way to stop it is prevention. Here are some shocking statistics:
  • 96 percent of all unintentional poisoning deaths are were to drugs/medications
  • Everyday 2,500 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time.
  • In Ohio, more people die from unintentional medication poisoning than from motor vehicle crashes.
  • The misuse of prescription drugs is second only to marijuana as the Nation's most prevalent drug problem.

How:

Law enforcement officers will safely throw away your unused and/or expired medicine in a legal and environmentally conscience way.
 

Facts about the dangers of unused prescription medications

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America

DEA


Medication Disposal Day partners

Columbus Police Department

DEA

Delaware County Opiate Task Force

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Delaware Police Department

Drug Free Delaware

Dublin Police Department

Genoa Township Police Department

National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)

Otterbein Police Department

SWACO

Westerville Police Department