MVH Drug Take Back Collection a Success

(May 15, 2018 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), in collaboration with the Carroll Township Police Department, hosts the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) National Drug Take Back Day every six months on the hospital campus. In a record-breaking collection, MVH recently amassed 16 boxes, totaling 331 pounds of unused medications from the community.

"Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands," said Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of MVH, "It's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see folks from across the area clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in a record amount of prescription drugs at our hospital."

National Drug Take Back day is a semi-annual event that is a convenient and safe way for residents to remove unused drugs from their medicine cabinets.

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