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Take Back Drugs Day Event at UPMC Hamot

The public is invited to turn in their unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposa.l
The public is invited to turn in their unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposal
· Drop-off:
o Prescription medications including both controlled and non-controlled substances
o Non-prescription and over-the-counter medications
· In preparation, please:
o Keep all drugs in their original containers
o Conceal your personal information on prescribed medication vials
· We cannot accept:
o Health and beauty aids
o Durable medical goods, home health equipment, home care supplies, personal care items
o Household hazardous waste (paint, aerosol cans, etc.)
o Illegal substances and paraphernalia Infectious or institutional waste
o Medical devices and equipment, medical sharps (needles, lancets), mercury thermometers
o Radioactive materials
· All material collected will be handled in accordance with all federal, state and local laws.
WHY: This community benefit event is in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s national collection day, which is Saturday, April 26. The DEA holds these events twice a year, in the spring and fall.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 25
WHERE: UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital Lobby, 118 E 2nd St., Erie, PA 16507
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