Take Back Drugs Day Event at UPMC Hamot

Published 04/14 2014 12:48PM

Updated 04/14 2014 03:08PM

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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