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Bridging Health Duluth and WLSSD to Host Drug Take Back Event at St. Luke's

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Drug take back box at St. Luke's Northland PharmacyWHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018

WHERE: St. Luke’s Northland Pharmacy Lobby, 1000 East First Street, Suite 200, Parking is available in the Northland Ramp at 1000 East First Street. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor of the ramp and then take the skywalk to Northland Pharmacy Lobby.

TIME: 10 a.m.

WHO: Dr. Todd Struckman, St. Luke’s Regional Trauma Center

Lt. Jeff Kazel, Duluth Police Department

Kris Haugen, St. Luke’s Northland Pharmacy

WHAT: In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27, Bridging Health Duluth and WLSSD will highlight the importance of properly disposing of old medications. Accidental poisoning, theft and drug abuse all become a possibility when old and unused medications are left to linger in medicine cabinets.

Disposal of medications can be tricky. To solve this problem, Bridging Health Duluth members, including Essentia Health, Generations Health Care Initiatives, Lake Superior Community Health Center, St Louis County, St. Luke’s and Zeitgeist Arts, along with WLSSD, are drawing renewed attention to how easy it is to safely dispose of unwanted medications every single day of the year. St. Luke’s is now the newest organization to offer drug take back boxes. Inmar’s Consumer Drug Take-Back boxes, which look similar to library book return boxes, can now be found at St. Luke’s Northland and Lake View Pharmacies.