2,178 Pounds of Medication
Collected in the April 2022 Take Back Day event
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 on Saturday, October 29th from 10am to 2pm.
If you have unwanted medications you would like to dispose of prior to the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event please visit one of our secure drug disposal bins.
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:
Contact your local community’s household hazardous waste department for information on proper disposal of medications not on the list.
The number of Americans 12 or older that began misusing prescription pain relievers between 2020 and 2021.
The estimate of drug overdose deaths in the United States between 2020 and 2021.
The increase in drug overdose deaths from 2020 to 2021 (compared to the year before).
Browse past event photos that show the impact of Drug Takeback Day on the community.