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Drug take-back events collect close to 1,500 pounds of medication

For release on April 29, 2019

Indianapolis—On April 27, 2019 Community Health Network drug take-back events collected close to 1,500 of pounds of medication.

The events help families safely and responsibly dispose of expired and unneeded medication. This removes the medication from the home and helps to prevent accidental poisoning of young children or pets. Additionally, due to the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, medication theft is a growing concern including identity theft caused by stealing personal information from prescription bottles.

Various Community locations participated in the take back events including Community Cancer Center North, Community Cancer Center South, Community Hospital East and Community Howard Regional Health.

Medication collected by location:

  • Community Cancer Center North – 420 pounds
  • Community Cancer Center South – 125 pounds
  • Community Hospital East – 50 pounds
  • Community Howard Regional Health – 900+ pounds

For more information, contact Julie Oelschlager at joelschalger@eCommunity.com.

About Community Health Network
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital, Community Hospital East, in 1956. Now with more than 13,000 caregivers and 200 sites of care, Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit eCommunity.com.

Kris Kirschner, Director Corporate Communications, Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
Director, Corporate Communications