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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Medication being placed in a cardboard box
  
 

Howard County General Hospital Volunteers October 2022

Green Spring Drug Take Back Team 2022

Patients and Community Members 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. Our next event is scheduled to take place in April 2023.

If you have unwanted medications you would like to dispose of before our next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event please review our list of dropbox locations.

Event Quick Facts

 
 

Another Way to Dispose of Medication

 
Pharmacy take back bin

You don’t have to wait for a Drug Take-Back event to dispose of unwanted medication. Johns Hopkins Pharmacies offer patients and the community a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused and expired medications throughout the year.

Use the secure drug disposal bins located in several Johns Hopkins pharmacies to dispose of your medications safely. Disposal bins are located in the following pharmacies:

These bins are available during the pharmacy’s operational hours. Here is a complete list of acceptable items for disposal in the bins:

  • Pills, tablets, capsules - Loose pills must be placed in a zip-top bag before placing in the bin. Bags can be obtained from the pharmacy.
  • Ointments
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Powders
  • Liquid medicines – no more than 4 oz. (120ml) - Liquid medications must be in their original containers, wrapped in a paper towel and sealed in a plastic bag before placing in the container. 

Contact your local community’s household hazardous waste department for information on proper disposal of medications not on the list.

 
 

Misuse Statistics

1.2 Million Americans

The number of Americans 12 or older that began misusing prescription pain relievers between 2020 and 2021.

100,000 Overdose deaths

The estimate of drug overdose deaths in the United States between 2020 and 2021.

28.5% Increase

The increase in drug overdose deaths from 2020 to 2021 (compared to the year before).

Past Drug Take-Back Events

Browse past event photos that show the impact of Drug Takeback Day on the community.

Bayview volunteers work together at the booth
Greenspring 2022 volunteers
Sibley 2022 volunteers with security
All Children's Hospital Volunteers set up for the day
Drug take back day volunteers
Box of donated medications
Bayview 2022 volunteers at the table
Johns Hopkins Hospital volunteers
Howard County volunteers
Greenspring volunteers
Bayview volunteers work together at the booth
Greenspring 2022 volunteers
Sibley 2022 volunteers with security
All Children's Hospital Volunteers set up for the day
Drug take back day volunteers
Box of donated medications
Bayview 2022 volunteers at the table
Johns Hopkins Hospital volunteers
Howard County volunteers
Greenspring volunteers
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