Prevention Coalition for Success is holding a drug take back event at Saint Thomas Rutherford on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
“Prevention Coalition for Success is excited to partner with Saint Thomas Rutherford to offer a drug take back event for Rutherford County. Through this event, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of properly disposing of unused medication.” says Sarah Murfree, Prevention Coalition for Success Director. To enforce COVID-19 guidelines for the health and safety of all, this will be a drive thru event to drop off medication.”
Who: Prevention Coalition for Success and Saint Thomas Rutherford
What: Drug Take Back Event to collect unused prescription medications for proper disposal
When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is the date of the National
Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Where: Saint Thomas Rutherford, 1700 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. A
drop off location will be located outside the main entrance of the hospital.
Why: Drug take back events serve three important safety and public health purposes. Proper disposal of unused medications prevents diversion of prescription drugs with potential for abuse. According to the DEA, non-medical use of prescriptions drugs is the second most common form of drug abuse in the United States. Secondly, unused medication in the home can pose a risk to young children who might accidentally ingest the medication. Lastly, properly disposing of unused medication protects our environment.