Keep your family safe
In conjunction with the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
On April 27, 2013, OhioHealth will host the fifth medication disposal day at six of its health system care sites for central Ohio communities.
- 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.
- NO used syringes will be accepted.
- NO inhalers will be accepted.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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!
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.
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
Medication Disposal Day partners
Columbus Police Department
Delaware County Sheriff's Office
Delaware Police Department
Dublin Police Department
Genoa Township Police Department
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)
Westerville Police Department