Take Back Drugs Day Event at Multiple UPMC Locations

WHAT: Public is invited to turn in their unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposal


• Prescription medications including both controlled and non-controlled substances

• Non-prescription and over-the-counter medications

In preparation, please:

• Keep all drugs in their original containers

• Conceal your personal information on prescribed medication vials

We cannot accept:

• Health and beauty aids

• Durable medical goods, home health equipment, home care supplies, personal care items

• Household hazardous waste (paint, aerosol cans, etc.)

• Illegal substances and paraphernalia

• Infectious or institutional waste

• Medical devices and equipment, medical sharps (needles, lancets), mercury thermometers

• 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


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