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Drug take-back events collect more than 1,500 pounds of medication

For release on October 24, 2020

Indianapolis—Central Indiana homes are a little safer after 1,557 pounds of medication were collected at Community Health Network drug take-back events.

Families were able to safely and responsibly get rid of medication that is expired or no longer needed. This action helps to prevent accidental poisoning of children and pets. Also, with the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, removing these items from homes could prevent medication theft. The proper disposal also ensures that personal information on prescription bottles won’t be used for identity theft.

Drug Take-Back events were held at a number of Community sites of care including:

  • Community Cancer Center North
  • Community Hospital South
  • Community Hospital East
  • Community Howard Regional Health
  • Community Hospital Anderson

Some of the sites also offered free drive-thru flu shots, another way to protect the community.

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.  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.

Bobbie Brooks, PR and Media Relations Specialist
Bobbie Brooks
PR and Media Relations Specialist