The number of Americans that die from overdoses every day.
Join Johns Hopkins in the Fight Against Drug Misuse!
On Saturday, October 23, 2021, Johns Hopkins Medicine participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This most recent event saw record breaking results. Over 688 community members brought 1,145 pounds of their unused or expired medication to this event where the Johns Hopkins Medicine pharmacy team disposed of them safely.
These results represent the highest number of participants and medications collected since the event began in April, 2019. Safe disposal of these medications makes a significant impact across our communities.
Including the Johns Hopkins pharmacy take-back bins, our total now exceeds 5,625 pounds of medication collected and disposed of in a safe, environmentally friendly way.
Our next event is scheduled to take place in April, 2022.
192 Overdose Deaths
6 Years Old & Younger
Pain medications are the single most frequent cause of pediatric fatalities reported to Poison Control.
The number of states reporting increases in opioid-related mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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