Public is invited to turn in their unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposal during Take Back Drugs Day at a number of UPMC facilities on Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Drop-off prescription medications including both controlled and non-controlled substances and non-prescription and over-the-counter medications.
In preparation to drop them off, keep all drugs in their original containers, but conceal personal information on prescribed medication vials.
The 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; or, Radioactive materials
All material collected will be handled in accordance with all federal, state and local laws.
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.
UPMC facilities taking part in the initiative include:
• Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Outpatient Pharmacy Lobby (in the hospital)
• Falk Pharmacy, Falk Medical Building, Second Floor Lobby
• Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Main Lobby
• Hillman Cancer Center, Ground Floor Atrium, 5115 Centre Avenue, Shadyside
• UPMC East, Main Lobby
• UPMC Hamot, Women’s Hospital Lobby
• UPMC McKeesport, 1-Prescott Hallway (near the Gift Shop)
• UPMC Mercy, Cafeteria, Second Floor
• UPMC Mercy South Side, Main Lobby
• UPMC Passavant, Main Lobby, McCandless Campus
• U.S. Steel Tower, MyHealth@Work, Floor 12, 600 Grant St., Downtown