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UPMC and Pitt School of Pharmacy Host Drug Take-Back Days

WHAT: UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy have partnered with local security forces and the Drug Enforcement Administration to host Drug Take-Back Day. Anyone can anonymously and at no cost turn in unused or expired drugs for proper disposal. 
 
Prescription, over-the-counter and non-prescription medications will be accepted. Needles, syringes, lancets, injectables and hazardous waste will not be accepted.
 
WHY: As the opioid epidemic continues, consumption of unused or expired drugs could have negative consequences for people who take them, and improper disposal can be harmful for the environment. Drug Take-Back Days are critical in preventing drug overdose, illicit drug use and water contamination.
 
WHEN & WHERE:
 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26                                
Medications can be returned in their original containers or in plastic bags. Please conceal your personal information on prescription containers.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27
All medications must be returned in their original containers. Please conceal your personal information on prescription containers.

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