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University to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27

The University of Toledo Police Department invites all campus and community members to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be two collection locations at The University: the UToledo Medical Center Emergency Room Lobby on Health Science Campus and the UT Police Station in the Transportation Center on Main Campus.

“With this event, we are hoping to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications,” said UToledo Police Lt. Tressa Johnson. “Join us and safely dispose, in an environmentally friendly way, unused or expired medications that are commonly abused.”

Expired or unused medications that will be accepted include:

• Narcotics;

• Over-the-counter medications;

• Pet medications;

• Prescription medications; and

• Vitamins.

The collection sites will not accept syringes, inhalers, liquid medications, ointments or lotions.

Those who cannot make it to campus April 27 may still dispose of medications at these locations, which are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year.

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