ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, along with other Ohio hospitals, is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day, April 29, by sponsoring a prescription drug drop-off site for community members to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.
Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused and abused.
Grand Lake Health System will host the drop-off site between 9 a.m. and noon, in the front lobby of the hospital. Information regarding prescription drug disposal is available at www.grandlakehealth.org.
“Providing beneficial community resources is important to Ohio hospitals and we take pride in the community and patient safety we provide” said Jenni Miller, community outreach coordinator of Grand Lake Health System. “Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in our state. It is our hope that by providing a safe way for community members to dispose of their prescription drugs, we will reduce the ease of access to unwanted prescription drugs.”