Monongahela Valley Hospital To Participate in Drug Take Back Day


(October 6, 2017 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), in conjunction with the Carroll Township Police Department, will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event, a convenient and safe way for residents to remove unused drugs from their medicine cabinets, will be held on the hospital campus at the circular driveway area outside of the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Participants can remain in their cars and hand unwanted drugs to the police officers through their windows.

Participants should remove any personal information from the bottles or packages of expired, unwanted or unused controlled, non-controlled or over-the-counter medications. Liquid products and creams in their containers will also be accepted. Sharps and syringes will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne diseases.

Donors remain anonymous and police will not request identification.

Afterwards, law enforcement officers will seal the boxes containing the collected medicine and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will weigh the boxes and safely dispose of the items.

To find other collection sites, search by zip code at U.S. Department of Justice Web site or call 1-800-882-9539.

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