Overdose deaths in Michigan have almost tripled in five years, and Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals are helping to stem the tide.
Community members are invited to stop by on Saturday to dispose of expired prescriptions and other unwanted or unneeded medications.
This free and anonymous public service is part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The local event is led by Spectrum Health and Ten 16 Recovery Network. Collections sites will be open Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital and at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital.
In addition to unwanted prescription medication, needles/sharps will be collected, and full needle containers can be exchanged for empty containers while supplies last.