MTSU unwanted drugs

Meg Cothern logs unwanted medications turned during the Campus Pharmacy/University Police drug take-back event.

MTSU collected 93 pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medicines during the fall MTSU Drug Take-Back Day held in front of the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center.

Sponsored by the Campus Pharmacy and the University Police Department, the drug take-back event is part of an ongoing national collection drive led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

The collections are an effort to remove excess drugs from communities where they could be abused or misused, diverted into the wrong hands or disposed of in environmentally unsafe ways. 

Almost 300 pounds of medicine have been collected at MTSU drug take-back events since 2016.

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