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DPS and DEA Drug Disposal Event

Monday, 29 April, 2019

disposal event on Monday, April 29, from 8 to 10 a.m., in locations across campus.

DPS personnel will be on hand to collect unwanted, expired and/or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. The event is for patients and their families to dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Acceptable items include:

  • Any solid dosage form pharmaceutical products (tablets, capsules, etc.) in consumer containers may be accepted.
  • Small (pint size) bottles of cough syrups may be disposed of if properly sealed. 

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or heroin. These types of illegal drugs are not a part of this initiative and are prohibited
  • Needles
  • Inhalers and other compressed air cylinders

Monday’s collection sites include:

  • DuBourg Hall break room
  • Scott Hall lobby
  • The end of Hickory Street between the Hickory East and West Garages.

For questions or more information, contact Officer Sheila Hatcher or call 314-977-3401.

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