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a group of smiling participants in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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


Two 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)

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159 lbs


​At the April 2019 event, Johns Hopkins collected 159 pounds of medications - roughly the weight of 10 gallons of paint!
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