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Central Ohioans encouraged to dispose unused prescriptions during Drug Take Back Day

Today the Cardinal Health Foundation and Kroger are working together to provide local collection sites for people to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications.

Today the Cardinal Health Foundation and Kroger are working together to provide local collection sites for people to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications. The event is called Drug Take Back Day and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.

There are more than 200 sites collecting prescription medications in Ohio and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is in relation to the opioid epidemic and the struggles many faces with addiction. Law enforcement will be at the sites accepting medications and providing more information.

10TV is a partner of Denial Ohio – the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance works to provide information and resources to help prevent upcoming generations from abusing opioids. More information about Denial, Ohio, can be found by clicking here.

The Dublin Police Department is one of the locations people are able to go to, to dispose of prescription medications. They have a 24/7 dropbox, but do not accept syringes or inhalers. They also do not need over the counter medications such as Advil, DayQuil, Asprin, or allergy medications.

Here is a list of locations that are accepting prescription medications today:

Central Ohio

6095 Gender Road, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

887 N. Bridge St., Chillicothe, OH 45601

3637 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43207

7100 Hospital Drive, Dublin, OH 43016

300 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna, OH 43230

4656 Cemetery Road, Hilliard, OH 43026

1621 N. Memorial Drive, Lancaster, OH 43130

31550 Chieftain Drive, Logan, OH 43138

555 Marion Road, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338

350 E. Broad St., Pataskala, OH 43062

3975 W. Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065

1637 E. U.S. Highway 36, Urbana, OH 43078

548 Clinton Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160

55 W. Schrock Road, Westerville, OH 43081

Northwest Ohio

126 W. High St., Fostoria, OH 44830

7059 Orchard Centre Drive, Holland, OH 43528

7545 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH 43560

4633 Suder Ave., Toledo, OH 43611

2555 Glendale Ave., Toledo, OH 43614

2257 N. Holland Sylvania Road, Toledo, OH 43615

8730 Waterville-Swanton Road, Waterville, OH 43566

Southeast Ohio/West Virginia

811 Gay St., Portsmouth, OH 45662

264 S. Hollywood Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952

200 Mount DeChantal Road, Wheeling, WV 26003