(9-26-18) Joint Township District Memorial Hospital along with other Ohio hospitals, is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day by sponsoring a prescription drug drop-off site for community members to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused and abused.

Grand Lake Health System will host the drop-off site on September 29, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., in the front lobby of the Hospital. Further resources regarding prescription drug disposal is available at www.grandlakehealth.org.

Jenni Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator of Grand Lake Health System

ā€œProviding beneficial community resources is important to Ohio hospitals and we take pride in the community and patient safety we provide. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in our state. It is our hope that by providing a safe way for community members to dispose of their prescription drugs, we will reduce the east of access to unwanted prescription drugs.ā€