The Evening Leader

Grand Lake Health to host collection site for drug take-back day

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Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, in collaborat­ion with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Department, is participat­ing in National Drug Take-Back Day 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 from 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the main entrance of the hospital. Community members can drive up under the awning to have their prescripti­on drugs collected by the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Department.

“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.”

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