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Pharmacy Fraternity, Department of Public Safety Collaborate on Prescription Drug Take Back Day Collection, Saturday, Oct. 29

Drug Take Back Day

There will be a drop-off location in Parking Lot 3A, near Ferris State University’s David L. Eisler Center Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as College of Pharmacy students and a Department of Public Safety cadet take part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection.

Ferris State University students will continue supporting National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a biannual collection of unused prescription medications for safe disposal, on Saturday, Oct. 29. Local organizers will set up a drop-off station outside the David L. Eisler Center in Lot 3A.

Members of the Gamma Chi chapter of the Kappa Psi pharmacy will join a Ferris Department of Public Safety cadet to manage the process near the east entrance of the David L. Eisler Center. Cayman Dulz, of Armada, is the College of Pharmacy student who organized Kappa Psi’s participation in the event.

“Students and community members are encouraged to come and dispose of their expired medications,” Dulz said. “We can take expired medications or medications that need to be discarded. We cannot accept needles as part of this event.”

Ferris’ Department of Public Safety will receive the discarded medications, weigh them, and hold them for pick up by a U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration representative. 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs while educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

The Gamma Chi chapter and a DPS contact also staff a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day station on campus each April. For additional drop-off locations, visit the DEA’s site locator.