Drug Take-Back Day, April 30th, 10am til 2pm-- Drop-off site at Euclid Hospital

On Saturday, April 30, from 10-2, the Euclid Hospital Medical Building is collecting unused or expired medications and drugs...drive behind the hospital, past the emergency department, and without getting out of your car hand the meds to an officer...be sure to remove any prescription labels that may be on the medication.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic and other local law enforcement agencies, is sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 30, to enable the public to safely dispose of unused or expired medications and narcotics with no questions asked.

Drive through drop-off sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington Street, Medina
  • South Pointe Hospital, 20000 Harvard Rd, Warrensville Heights
  • Euclid Hospital, 18901 Lakeshore Boulevard, Euclid
  • Solon Family Health Center, 29800 Bainbridge Road, Solon
  • Chagrin Falls Family Health Center, 551 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls

Please remove all prescription labels before arriving. Prescription bottles with labels will be shredded. Inhalers will also be collected, but please no mercury thermometers or aerosol cans. All medications will be collected and held only by law enforcement officers until they are disposed of safely.

Important Facts About Medication Abuse

Nationally, teenage prescription drug abuse is rapidly increasing and your family’s medicine cabinet could become a teenager’s best supplier.

Everyday, 2,500 teenagers use prescription drugs to get high for the first time.

96% of unintentional poisoning deaths in Ohio are due to drugs and medications.

Improper disposal, for instance by flushing pills down the toilet can pollute the environment.

For more information, contact: Scott Heasley, 216/444-8853, heasles@ccf.org

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:56 PM, 04.04.2011