Drug take-back events collect more than 1,200 pounds of medication
Indianapolis—Community Health Network's drug take-back events on October 26 collected more than 1,200 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, and Community Howard Regional Health.
Medication collected by location:
- Community Cancer Center North – 340 pounds
- Community Cancer Center South – 115 pounds
- Community Howard Regional Health – 752 pounds
Contact: Terri McGaffney at tmcgaffney@eCommunity.com or 317-224-8599.
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.