OCT. 24

Are old prescriptions hiding in your medicine chest?

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event will be held at three Johns Hopkins locations

Bottles of prescription drugs inside a medicine chest


Johns Hopkins Medicine is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host Johns Hopkins' third biannual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on Saturday, Oct. 24, when participants can drive or walk up to collection sites to dispose of their unused or expired medications. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This will be a contactless and physically distant interaction that has been approved by the Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. All volunteers will be wearing personal protective equipment at all times, and participants are highly encouraged to wear face masks. For more details, go to the JHM event website.

There will be three locations:

  • The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, entrance circle (601 N. Caroline St.)
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, blue awning entrance (4940 Eastern Ave.)
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital, in front of the Medical Office Building (5215 Loughboro Road NW, Washington)

To learn more about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, go to DEATakeBack.com.

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