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  • NW Medicine Prescription Drug Take Back Event

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    Name: NW Medicine Prescription Drug Take Back Event
    Date: April 27, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. As the prescription opioid epidemic continues to worsen, Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago are coming together with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused opioids and other prescription medications, while also educating the general public about the potential for misuse of medications.

    Unused medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused, or illegally sold. If they are flushed, they can contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

    Please note, sharps and liquids will not be accepted, and Take Back Day is for community members, not for commercial organizations.

    Northwestern Medicine will host five sites for community members to visit from 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday, April 27:

    • Lavin Family Pavilion Driveway (with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital campus)
      259 East Erie Street
      Chicago, Illinois 60611
    • Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
      Bays Medical Building Entrance
      900 N. Westmoreland Road
      Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
    • Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care St. Charles (on the east side of the parking lot by Kirk Road)
      2900 Foxfield Road, Suite 100
      St. Charles, Illinois 60174
    • Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital
      1302 North Main Street
      Sandwich, Illinois 60548
    • Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital (at the West parking lot across the street on Winfield Road)
      25 N. Winfield Road
      Winfield, IL 60190
    • Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital is also partnering with the DeKalb Police on this day:
      DeKalb Police Department
      700 W Lincoln Highway
      DeKalb, IL 60115

    For more information on prescription drug misuse and proper disposal, visit:

    Northwestern Medicine
    Central DuPage Hospital
    (in the west parking lot across the street on
    Winfield Road)
    25 North Winfield Road
    Winfield, Illinois 60190
    plus other locations
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, April 27
    10 am to 2 pm
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