Ex-Officio Mayor Young, RALI Maryland Urge Baltimoreans To Dispose Of Unused Medicines On National Take Back Day

— “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day enables each of us to do one small thing to help reverse the trend of opioid misuse,” said Gene Ransom, CEO, MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. “Doctors and patients alike can take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of unused medications. The efforts of so many people across the state, including organizations like RALI Maryland, make a big difference.”

RALI Maryland is an alliance of diverse organizations committed to finding solutions to end the opioid crisis in Maryland. By bringing leaders and organizations together to share, learn and work across communities, RALI Maryland supports efforts that help save lives.

“During the last Take Back Day, Maryland collected more than 11,000 pounds of unused prescription medicines, disposing of them safely and preventing them from being misused,” said Trudy Henson, Public Health Program Director, University of Maryland Center for Health & Homeland Security (CHHS). “The University of Maryland CHHS is excited to support RALI Maryland and the state’s participation in this weekend’s Take Back Day.”

“We urge Maryland REALTORS® and homeowners to take part in their local National Take Back Day events so they can discard unwanted or unneeded prescriptions safely & properly,” Maryland REALTORS Treasurer Craig Wolf said.

In Baltimore City, Take Back Day collection sites are available at the following locations:

• Baltimore City Police Department Central District

• Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center Circle

• Baltimore City Police Department Western District

• Baltimore City Police Department Eastern District

• Baltimore City Police Department Southern District

• Baltimore City Police Department Southwestern District

• Baltimore City Police Department Southeastern District

• Baltimore City Police Department Northeastern District

• Baltimore City Police Department Northern District

• Baltimore City Police Department Northwestern District

To find National Prescription Drug Take Back Day sites throughout Maryland, visit RALImd.org.

About RALI Maryland:

RALI Maryland is an alliance of nearly two dozen local, state and national organizations that are committed to finding solutions to end the opioid crisis in Maryland. Members of the coalition include:

• Addiction Policy Forum

• Beloved Community Services Corporation

• Ministers' Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity

• Cecil County Community Drug Coalition

• Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

• Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland

• Maryland Association of Chain Drug Stores

• Maryland Chamber of Commerce

• Maryland Fraternal Order of Police

• Maryland Hospital Association

• Maryland Pharmacists Association

• Maryland REALTORS

• Maryland Rural Health Association

• Maryland State Grange

• MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society

• Ministers’ Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity

• National Black Nurses Association

• National Consumers League

• Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

• Professional Firefighters of Maryland

• Southern Baptist Church

• Union Baptist Church

• Veterans Health Council

• Vets Against Drugs

• Vietnam Veterans of America