October 22, 2013

Mercy Medical Center hosts medication take-back event October 26

As part of the hospital’s ongoing green efforts, Mercy Medical Center will again offer a free medication take-back day Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its main campus. Residents of Stark and surrounding counties can bring any unwanted, unused and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to the take-back event. All medications will be accepted with no questions asked and no identification is required.

The anonymous program is a collaborative effort between Mercy Medical Center, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Canton City Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. All medications will be destroyed in a manner that safeguards the environment. The program is part of the larger National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

About Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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