May 14, 2016

May 7, 2016- Overview of Pain Medication Take-Back Event

Our 3rd Pain Medication Take-Back Day was another huge success!

 

 

In an effort to make our community safer by reducing the number of unused opioids and pain medications,we hosted our 3rd take-back event on May 7, 2016.  According to Sergeant Thomas Hickey, 96.6 pounds of unused and expired pills were collected, which is double the amount from our last event in October 2015.  As is noted in the accompanying table, we collected an incredible number of pills, including opioids, other pain medications, sedatives, anti-depressants, and sleep aids.

The weather was perfect and we found new friends in Sustainable Computing who were hosting a recycling e-waste event in the parking lot as well

These prescription medication take back events are designed to protect kids, families and the environment by properly disposing of unwanted and expired medicines. We are proud to continue to bring awareness of the opioid epidemic to Ann Arbor and the Washtenaw County community.  Ultimately, it is our strong belief that the safe disposal of controlled substances, such as opioids, should not be so challenging.  We will be happy to serve our community in other ways when that time comes.

Our next event will be held in October 2016. If you have unused and expired prescription drugs that you want to discard of prior to our next event, please see this page for additional information. If you have any questions please contact Kristin Bennett at krisbenn@med.umich.edu or 734-998-0455.