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Drug Take Back Day volunteer

Drug Take Back Day volunteer

Join Johns Hopkins in the Fight Against Drug Misuse!

Johns Hopkins Medicine participates in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Drive up and drop off unused or expired prescription medications and our staff will dispose of them for you safely. This event is open to employees, patients and the public.

The next event is scheduled for
Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, all safety measures will be taken, including the following:

  • The event will be hosted outside, rain or shine
  • Drop-off of medications will be contactless
  • All volunteers will be wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and surgical facemasks
  • Volunteers will be wearing face shields if they come within less than six feet of anyone participating in the event
  • All volunteers will be trained on the social distancing and infection control procedures prior to the day of the event
  • The number of volunteers will be limited

We encourage anyone dropping off medications to wear a facemask.

For more information about the event, contact the Johns Hopkins pharmacy team at 866-679-0707 or


Three Drop-off Locations

Johns Hopkins Hospital Outpatient Center Circle

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Outpatient Center Circle
601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 (map)

Johns Hopkins Bayview

Johns Hopkins Bayview

Blue Awning Entrance
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 (map)

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Outside of the Medical Office Building
5215 Loughboro Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016 (map)


1,985 Overdose Deaths

In 2017, there were 1,985 overdose deaths­­­ involving opioids in Maryland — a rate of 32.2 deaths per 100,000 persons, over twice the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons.

Top 5 Maryland in Top 5

​Maryland ranks in the top 5 for opioid-related overdose death rates with the largest increase attributed to cases involving synthetic opioids (mainly fentanyl).

250+lbs Collected

​At the April and October 2019 events, Johns Hopkins collected over 250 pounds of medications.

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