Hospitals to Distribute Narcan Nasal Spray at National Drug Take Back Day Events

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Northwestern Medicine team members will distribute Narcan (naloxone) and provide education about opioid overdose prevention during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Nine Northwestern Medicine locations will also offer drive-up locations where community members can safely dispose of unused medications. In addition to illegal and illicit opioids, unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue that can lead to potential accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. Northwestern Medicine will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by hosting nine collection sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Community members can safely dispose of their unused medications at the drive-up locations. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the nonmedical use of prescription drugs ranks as the second most-common form of drug use in America. The nine Northwestern Medicine drive-up collection sites are located at:

· Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (East Entrance Roundabout), 25 North Winfield Road, Winfield

· Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital (Main Entrance), 10400 Haligus Road, Huntley

· Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care St. Charles (East side of the parking lot by Kirk Road), 2900 Foxfield Road, St. Charles

· Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Medical Records Building (one driveway south of main hospital), 2731 Sycamore Road, DeKalb

· Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, 600 N. Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest

· Northwestern Medicine Old Irving Park Advanced Outpatient Center (patient drop off area, inside parking garage), 4445 West Irving Park Road, Chicago

· Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital (use main entrance driveway, take first right, west side of hospital), 12251 South 80th Avenue, Palos Heights

· Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital, 1302 North Main Street, Sandwich

· Northwestern Memorial Hospital Lavin Family Pavilion, 259 East Erie Street, Chicago

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