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Take Back Drugs Day Event at Multiple UPMC Locations

Categorized as: Health & Wellness
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The public is invited to turn in their unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposal


• Prescription medications including both controlled and non-controlled substances

• Non-prescription and over-the-counter medications

In preparation, please:

• Keep all drugs in their original containers

• Conceal your personal information on prescribed medication vials

We cannot accept:

• Health and beauty aids

• Durable medical goods, home health equipment, home care supplies, personal care items

• Household hazardous waste (paint, aerosol cans, etc.)

• Illegal substances and paraphernalia

• Infectious or institutional waste

• Medical devices and equipment, medical sharps (needles, lancets), mercury thermometers

• Radioactive materials

All material collected will be handled in accordance with all federal, state and local laws.


• Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Outpatient Pharmacy Lobby (in the hospital)

• Falk Pharmacy, Falk Medical Building, Second Floor Lobby

• Hillman Cancer Center, Ground Floor Atrium, 5115 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

• Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Main Lobby

• UPMC East, Main Lobby

• UPMC Hamot, Women's Hospital Lobby

• UPMC McKeesport, 1-Crawford Patient Discharge Lounge

• UPMC Mercy, Cafeteria, Second Floor

• UPMC Mercy South Side, Main Lobby

• UPMC Passavant, Main Lobby, McCandless Campus

• UPMC Presbyterian, Prescription Shop, 1st Floor