PEORIA — OSF HealthCare is collaborating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration during its National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, with a special drug drop-off location at OSF Center for Health on Route 91 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Additionally, OSF HealthCare is leading the way in the communities it serves in helping reduce the misuse of prescription medications by installing permanent secure disposal boxes at 13 of its hospitals. Click here for a complete list of drop-off sites.
Individuals are encouraged to drop off pills, capsules, herbal medications and unused prescriptions. No liquids, injectables or sharps can be accepted. Old inhalers also cannot be disposed of because they contain compressed gas and can’t be incinerated. Contact your local pharmacy for help in disposing of these items.
Since the installation of the drug drop-off boxes at OSF HealthCare hospitals, 1.65 tons of medication has been kept out of landfills and the water supply.