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LMH participates in National Drug Take Back Day

In partnership with the Cass County Sheriff's Department and the Logansport Police Department, Logansport Memorial Hospital (LMH) is participating in the upcoming National Drug Take Back Day, scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 24 at the main hospital campus. Staff from LMH, the Sheriff's Department, and the Police Department will be located in the circle drive of the hospital and will walk out to your car as you drive up to take unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs. The public is welcome to drive through in the circle drive from 10 am  to 2 pm that day.

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This service is free and anonymous -- no questions will be asked about what prescription drugs are being dropped off.

Most unused or expired prescription medications will  be accepted. Needles and syringes, along with pet medications can also be accepted. Please feel free to leave your medications in their original packaging or containers. The personal information on your bottles will not be stored in any way and will be destroyed as part of the collection process.

If you are bringing needles/syringes, please put them in a separate, marked bag when you drop off that day. 

The following items cannot and will not be accepted:

  • Liquid medications
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Iodine-containing medications

Logansport Memorial Hospital is not equipped to be able to dispose of these medications safely and properly on this scheduled day. If you need to dispose of medications like these, visit the Drug Enforcement Agency's Take Back Day website to find a year-round drug disposal location near you: takebackday.dea.gov

National Drug Take Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities across the country. The United States Drug Enforcement Agency offers these specific days to help provide a way for medications to be safely and properly disposed, before they can be obtained by others for potential misuse. Unused medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved or abused, or illegally sold. If they are flushed, they can contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused and unwanted drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

If you have any questions about participating or would like to know more about this event, please contact Logansport Memorial Vice-President of Planning and Development Vicki Byrd at (574) 753-1414 or email vbyrd@logansportmemorial.org

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