OHSU’s Department of Public Safety teamed up with Portland Police and held a medication drop-off event on Saturday to help area residents discard of their old or unwanted prescriptions…and they sure did.
A few fast stats:
- Weight of all the medications dropped off: 150 lbs
- That’s about 7 lbs per person who took part in the drop-off
- Amount: Five biohazard bags (see photo below).
All the collected prescription drugs will be safely disposed by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
The medication drop-off event was also co-sponsored by the OHSU Pharmacy and the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU.