Behavioral Health, Community

Drug Take Back Day Encourages Community to Dispose of Unwanted Medications

Corewell Health offers drop-off sites and resources

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 22, 2024 – Corewell Health and local law enforcement have teamed up once again to collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal on Friday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following Corewell Health locations:

  • Corewell Health Dearborn Hospital, 18101 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn
  • Corewell Health Beaumont Troy Hospital Care Center, 44250 Dequindre Rd, Sterling Heights
  • Corewell Health Taylor Hospital, East Entrance, 10000 Telegraph Road, Taylor
  • Corewell Health Trenton Hospital, 5450 Fort St., Trenton
  • Corewell Health Wayne Hospital, Main Lobby, 33155 Annapolis St., Wayne

The following location will be open on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital, 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak

Community members are invited to stop by to dispose of expired prescriptions and other unwanted or unneeded medications. This free and anonymous public service is part of the annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.

“Last year, Michigan saw far too many avoidable opioid-related deaths,” said Colleen Lane, M.D., medical director, addiction medicine, Corewell Health. “So many of these deaths were related to prescription medications. By dropping off unused medications, you are playing a critical role in keeping your family and community safe.”

Local law enforcement will ensure dropped off materials are disposed of in an appropriate manner. The DEA advises the public not to flush medications down the toilet or throw them in the trash because doing so poses potential safety and health hazards.

Additional collection sites are listed on the DEA website.

During the last National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in October 2023, DEA and its law enforcement partners came together again to protect our communities from prescription misuse by safely disposing of 599,897 pounds of unneeded medications at nearly 5,000 collection sites across the country.



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