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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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