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Join Johns Hopkins in the Fight Against Drug Misuse!

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins Medicine will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  This event will be outside, contactless and our staff and volunteers will be wearing appropriate protective equipment. Drive up and drop off your unused or expired prescription medications to any one of our 7 participating sites including:

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Howard County General Hospital
Suburban Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Green Spring Station

Acceptable Items By Location

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital: tablets, capsules, liquids, creams, e-cigarettes, and vape pens (NO sharps)
  • Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Suburban Hospital: tablets, capsules, liquids, creams, e-cigarettes, vape pens, and sharps
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: tablets and capsules only

During the April 2021 event, we collected a total of 990 pounds of medication. Over 567 community members brought their unused or expired medication to this event where our pharmacy team disposed of them safely.

Including the Johns Hopkins pharmacy take-back bins, our total now exceeds 2900 pounds  of medication collected and disposed of in a safe, environmentally friendly way.

For more information about the event, contact the Johns Hopkins pharmacy team at 1-866-679-0707 or


Seven Drop-Off Locations


Misuse Statistics

192 Overdose Deaths

The number of Americans that die from overdoses every day.

6 Years Old & Younger

Pain medications are the single most frequent cause of pediatric fatalities reported to Poison Control.

40 Reported

The number of states reporting increases in opioid-related mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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