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April 22 prescription drug ‘take-back’ event at OHSU

OHSU invites you to safely and responsibly dispose of unused or expired prescription medications; event is free and open to the public
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Mark your calendar: April 22, 2023, is a prescription drug ‘take-back’ event at OHSU. (Getty Images)
Mark your calendar: April 22, 2023, is a prescription drug ‘take-back’ event at OHSU. (Getty Images)

CALENDAR ALERT


WHAT: 

OHSU will host a drug disposal event in observance of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Community members are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of unused or expired medications free of charge. Drive-through and walk-up options will be available. OHSU experts will be on hand to answer questions. All donations are anonymous.

OHSU will accept the following items:

  • Expired or unused prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter and off-the-shelf medications, including vitamins and pet medications

The following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Sharps or syringes
  • Thermometers
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • Inhalers

WHEN:

Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:

Vehicle turnaround in front of the OHSU Physical Plant Building

3310 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd. Portland, OR 97239

DETAILS:

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. The national Take Back Day in April 2022 collected 360 tons of unused, expired and unwanted medications across the country, bringing the program’s 10-year total to almost 16 million pounds safely and responsibly discarded.

If you have any questions, please contact 503-494-7744 or pubsafe@ohsu.edu

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