Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is pleased to share with you the results of the medication take back event on Saturday, September 27th, at the City of Muskegon Fire Department in Muskegon. The program collected of over 1,980 pounds of medication and 418 pounds of sharps from more than 132 participants. The event was coordinated with the DEA's National Take Back event.
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who took their time to greet, run, sort, count, record, and safely box the medications and sharps. We extend a special thank you to our host – City of Muskegon Fire Department and their staff. They were great to work with and we appreciated their hospitality.
An overwhelming 8 tons (16,239 pounds) of medications have been safely destroyed since Feb 2010. The program is making an impact and a change in behavior for our area residents on how they dispose of their medications and sharps. According to the survey's completed by residents dropping off meds and sharps – 46% now use the Medication Disposal Program to safely dispose.
The DEA has changed their collection regulations and will no longer continue National Take Back Days. MAMDP has committed to one more event in April 2015 and then will reassess the community's need for one day take back events or maintain through the local retail pharmacy and law enforcement take back programs established through the MAMDP.
It is because of our community's contributions and participation that keeps this worthy program going strong.
It is a pleasure to work with such an amazing team that is always there for our community!
City of Muskegon Police Department
Lakeshore Health Network
Mercy Health Partners
Mercy Health Partners’ Retail Pharmacies
Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office
Coalition for a Drug Free
Norton Shores Fire Department
Norton Shores Police Department
Public Health -
Hospital Network Services
A very special thank you to our sponsors.
We could not be here for our residents without your support!