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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.

For more information about the event, contact the Johns Hopkins pharmacy team at 1-866-679-0707 or pharmacycomments@jhmi.edu.

 
 

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.

 
 
 

Seven Participating Locations

 

Past Drug Take-Back Events (Slideshow)

Volunteers sort through donations
Drug take back day volunteer holds bags of donations
Drug take back day volunteers sort donations into bags
Volunteer poses with Drug Take Back Day sign
Volunteers set up a donation booth
Volunteers work together at the booth
Volunteers take selfie together at Drug Take Back Booth
Volunteers sorting through donations
Drug take back volunteers set up drop-off area
Drug take back volunteers pose at drop-off table
Drug take back volunteers with the booth

Past Drug Take-Back Events (Slideshow)

Volunteers sort through donations
Drug take back day volunteer holds bags of donations
Drug take back day volunteers sort donations into bags
Volunteer poses with Drug Take Back Day sign
Volunteers set up a donation booth
Volunteers work together at the booth
Volunteers take selfie together at Drug Take Back Booth
Volunteers sorting through donations
Drug take back volunteers set up drop-off area
Drug take back volunteers pose at drop-off table
Drug take back volunteers with the booth
 
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