TriStar NorthCrest and the Robertson County Sherriff’s Department collected 126 pounds of medication during its “Crush the Crisis” prescription medication take-back day events on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023.
The events took place at the Springfield CVS. The event aligned with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The TriStar Division as a whole collected 460 pounds of medication.
“I would like to thank every individual who utilized our events to dispose of their unwanted and expired medication,” said Tama Van Decar, M.D., TriStar Health Chief Medical Officer. “We were able to collect more than 450 pounds of medication, which is now out of people’s homes and is no longer at risk of being abused.”
TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield collected the most medication with 126 pounds, followed by TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, with 85 pounds.