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Sparrow, Ingham County Sheriff Partner on Drug Disposal Day

Michigan Business Beat
June 19, 2019 6:00 PM

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Jeffrey Mosher was on the road Wednesday June 19th, as he visited the effort by Sparrow and the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office sponsoring a community-wide Drug Disposal Day to follow on the super-successful drop-off event held last fall.

The goal is for community members to dispose of unused or expired medications, including opioids, and to promote the fact that drop-off containers are now located at seven Sparrow Health System locations. This special event is part of an ongoing effort to address the opioid crisis.

Listen to a pair of interviews Jeffrey had while on hand at the event this afternoon.

Participants may drop unused or expired medications in disposal containers monitored by the Sheriff’s Office. We will accept all controlled or uncontrolled substances but please do not bring Sharps, liquids, creams, or inhalers.

Their first Drug Disposal Day helped eliminate approximately 250 pounds of unused and expired pills, including many highly addictive opiates. Ten large boxes were filled in just two hours and an estimated 80 people stopped by to drop off pills that in some cases had been stored for over 20 years. Interviews available with Sheriff’s Office leaders and Sparrow officials, along with b-roll of drop-offs. Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth is also available for interviews in advance.

This occurred at Sparrow Health Center Lansing, 2909 E. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Wednesday, June 19, 4-6 p.m


Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org..

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