HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, 2021 Community Benefit

Prescription Medication Take Back

Colleagues sorting through donations during the Prescription Drug Take Back event at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital on April 24, 2021.
Healthy Sheboygan County 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration held a Prescription Drug Take Back Day at three locations throughout Sheboygan County on April 24, 2021. To help create awareness surrounding the issue of prescription medication abuse in Wisconsin, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, in collaboration with local law enforcement, participated as a drop-off location for area residents to safely dispose of unneeded medications. 
During the three-hour event, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital collected 13 boxes of medications for a total weight of 360 lb. Additionally, one box of EpiPens, aerosols and three 28-gallon sharps containers were collected.