National Rx Take Back Day is April 30th, 2022

Many of us have a medicine cabinet at home full of various things such as first-aid supplies, vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and prescriptions. It is important to keep track of your medication by counting it each month or locking it away after every use. Why is this important? Children can get harmed if they get into medications and they can be misused and/or abused by others. Approximately 50,000 children under 5 years old visit the ER each year for an adverse drug event (ADE).

What do I do with my medication I don’t need or use? It is important that you safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications and there are several ways to do so. National Rx Take Back Day is a semiannual event held in April and October of each year. The purpose of this event is to educate people how to dispose of medications and provide a safe and secure location that you can dispose your medicine.

The best way to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medication is to bring it to a Rx Take Back location in your area. This may be at a local pharmacy or police station. If you cannot get to a location during Rx Take Back Day you have other options such as the Rx Drop Off Boxes at local police stations and Deterra bags. Deterra bags are drug deactivation and disposal pouches that are proven to destroy medications safely and permanently. This is to make certain that medications are unavailable for misuse, abuse, and accidental ingestion.

For more information about safe disposal and/or requesting Deterra bags for yourself or others please contact the Prevention Department at Youth Services System, Inc. at 304-233-2045

Ohio County, West Virginia Rx Take Back Day will take place at:

  • Elm Grove Pharmacy
    • 104 E. Bethlehem Blvd.
  • Kroger
    • 200 Mount De Chantal Rd.

Rx Drop Box Locations:

  • Bethlehem Police Department
    • Monday-Friday – 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Chester Police Department
    • Monday-Friday – 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
    • Hundred City Building
    • Monday-Friday – 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Moundsville Police Barracks
    • Monday-Friday – 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Triadelphia Police Department
    • Monday-Friday – 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Weirton Police Department
    • Monday-Friday – 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Brooke County Sheriff’s Department – 24/7
  • Cameron Police Department – 24/7
  • Follansbee Police Department – 24/7
  • Moundsville Police Department – 24/7
  • New Martinsville Police Department – 24/7
  • Wheeling Police Department – 24/7


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