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Team Hope collects 35 pounds of medication at ‘Take Back Day’ event

May. 9, 2019, 9:21 AM

 

by Holly Fletcher

About 35 pounds of over-the-counter and prescription medication were collected on April 12 at a Drug Take Back event hosted by Team Hope, in collaboration with the Tennessee Poison Center and Vanderbilt University Police Department.

Team Hope will host another take back event in October, continuing its initiative to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way of disposing of prescriptions, educate the public about medication abuse, and raise awareness about permanent collection boxes around campus.

The collected medication was disposed of as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day on April 27.

For more information, contact Mary White, MPH, Coordinator of Team Hope.

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