Coliseum Health System will host two medication take back events in conjunction with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Middle Georgia residents can bring their old or expired medications so that they don’t end up in the wrong hands. The event will be held at Coliseum Medical Centers on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the Emergency Room. Anyone wishing to drop off old, expired or unwanted drugs can do so without even getting out of their car. All donors will receive a free medication safety item in return.
Dr. Richard Rubio, Chief Medical Officer for Coliseum Health System, said that this take back event will take all types of medication, whether it is prescribed or over-the-counter, but a big goal is to dispose of excess opioids. He said, “There are often leftover pills that aren’t taken, whether it be because the drugs aren’t needed anymore or if the person passes away and there are remaining pills. Take back events like this are vital to removing excess opioids and are an example of how we can work together to combat the drug crisis.”
A second medication take back event will be held on April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Coliseum Northside Hospital near the Emergency Room.
For more information, visit the Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital Facebook pages.
About Coliseum Medical Centers
Owned by HCA Healthcare (HCA), Coliseum Medical Centers is a 310 bed facility offering a 24-hour emergency room, diagnostic services, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, rehabilitation programs, and behavioral health. In addition, Coliseum Medical Centers’ services include specialty facilities such as the Coliseum Heart Institute, an advanced cardiac center offering all services from non-invasive cardiology to open heart surgery, Coliseum Rehabilitation Center, Coliseum Robotics Institute, Coliseum Cancer Institute, Coliseum Diabetes Management Center, and the Family Ties Birthing Center, which includes a level III neonatal nursery. The Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health provides treatment to adults with psychiatric and addiction issues. For more information about Coliseum Medical Centers’ services, visit www.coliseumhealthsystem.com.