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UPMC Western Maryland Hosting Prescription Disposal Event

October 13th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

UMPC Western Maryland is hosting a prescription drug “Drive Up Take-Back Day” today between 11 am and 3 pm at the hospital campus on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland. The event provides an opportunity to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription medication. According to the latest data, 75 percent of opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them – usually taken from a friend or family member. Simple steps, like properly disposing of medications, can help prevent that misuse. Jen Thomas is manager of Community Health at UPMC Western Maryland…