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Medication Take Back Program This Weekend

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If you have old pill or medication that you no longer use, then this weekend you can safely get rid of it with a Medication Take Back Program this weekend in Jackson, Ann Arbor and more.

The sites will accept prescription and over the counter pills, capsules and patches for humans and pets. The event is going on between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at five locations throughout the state. This program is brought on to combat opioid and pain killer use in the state. All of the sites are sponsored by local medical departments and schools.

Ann Arbor – Pioneer High School Parking Lot, 601 W. Stadium Boulevard, and is run by the UM Department of Anesthesiology with help from the Ann Arbor Police.

Escanaba: Walgreens, 2301 Ludington St., run by St. Francis Hospital and Delta County Sheriff;

Jackson: Jackson Police Department Lobby, 216 E. Washington Ave., run by the Surgery Department at Henry Ford Allegiance Health and Jackson Police;

Saginaw: Heritage High School Parking Lot, 3465 N. Center Road, run by the Surgery Department of CMU Health/Central Michigan University College of Medicine and Saginaw Township Police; and

Traverse City: Thomas Judd Care Center, 3529 W Front St., run by Munson Medical Center and Traverse City Police.

Sites won’t accept liquid medications, EpiPens, creams or gels, needles or syringes or lancets, thermometers, IV bags, sprays, vials, inhalers or powders. Also when you give back your medication you will be asked some questions for data purposes, but you don’t have to answer the questions.

For more information on the event, check it out here. 

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