OHSU Hosts Pharmaceutical Disposal Drop-off Event on April 28

April 17, 2012 -- The Oregon Poison Center, the OHSU Pharmacy and the Department of Public Safety at Oregon Health & Science University will host a free prescription drop-off on Saturday, April 28, for Northwest residents to safely discard of unwanted or expired medications. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal: to promote safety and reduce the chance of accidental poisonings/addictions in the Northwest.

To take part, residents simply drop off their unwanted medications at the OHSU Emergency Department with no questions asked. Volunteers from the OHSU Pharmacy and the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU will be there to answer questions. In addition, the Portland Aerial Tram will provide free transportation for those wishing to discard medications during the drop-off period; just inform one of the tram operators to ensure a free round-trip.

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration will safely dispose all the collected prescription drugs.


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