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Upfront with the Community

08.05.2022

Blanchard Valley Health System will be holding a Medication Take Back Day for the community on Saturday August 13, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon.

This medication collection will be conducted as a drive-through drop off at the Center for Diagnostic Studies building at Blanchard Valley Hospital, which is located on the corner of Pearl Street and South Main Street in Findlay. All medications will be accepted during this collection event, and this effort is in partnership with the Hancock County Opioid and Addictions Task Force and the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy.

As a healthcare organization dedicated to serving and ensuring safety in our community, we feel providing an opportunity for people in our area to discard unused medication is an important step in combating the side effects of an ongoing opioid crisis.

In fact, due to the overconsumption and re-selling of opioids across our region, state and country, fewer prescriptions of these types of drugs are written today by physicians to safeguard against these factors.

In addition to our healthcare professionals taking these measures, it is important that our community members understand the seriousness of this regional and national crisis and support however possible.

By properly disposing of medication, we hope, in turn, this simple act ultimately leads to less overdoses and prescription medications ending up in the wrong hands within our hometown.

Let’s all do our part in trying to make our community as safe as possible.

Again, all medications, including anything outdated or no longer in use, will be accepted during this collection event. If you have questions regarding the Medication Take Back Day, please call 419.429.7002. To learn more about Blanchard Valley Health System and the services the organization offers to the region, please visit bvhealthsystem.org.

We’re here for you.
 

 


Myron Lewis
President & CEO
Blanchard Valley Health System



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