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University of Toledo hosting a Drug Take Back event with free NARCAN training and health screenings

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TOLEDO, Ohio — This Saturday is Drug Take Back Day.

You’re encouraged to clean out your cabinets and properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

According to the CDC, nearly 105,000 Americans died from drug overdoses from September 2020 until September 2021, emphasizing the need for events like these.

Students at the University of Toledo are hosting a drug drop-off site, but with a twist.

Anyone can come to the Health Science Campus and not only drop off prescription drugs but also get a quick check-up and training on how to use NARCAN.

The event is a collaboration between pharmacy students and the University of Toledo Police Department. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday resources like free blood pressure checks and other patient screenings will be available. There will also be training on how to use NARCAN, which can be used in an emergency narcotic overdose.

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