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LVH–17th Street Hosting Prescription Drug Collection

Safely dispose of unused or unwanted medications during a drug take back event on Oct. 28

Safely dispose of unused or unwanted medications during a drug take back event

Expired or unused medications in your home have the potential to be abused, lead to accidental poisoning, or sold illegally on the street. To prevent unused medications from falling into the wrong hands, you should properly and safely discard them at authorized collection sites like drug take back events, secure drop boxes, law enforcement facilities and pharmacies.

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–17th Street is hosting a drug take back event, where unwanted medications will be collected and safely disposed of. Needles, lancets and other sharp objects will not be accepted.

Event details

Prescription Drug Drop Off
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023
LVH–17th Street
1627 W. Chew St.
Allentown, Pa.
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Drop off any unwanted, unused or expired medications outside the main entrance. This event is walk up or drive up, so there is no need to park your vehicle.

Can’t make it to a drug drop off event?

If you are unable to attend drug drop off events, you may drop off medication at secure drop boxes at LVHN hospital locations in Lehigh County.


LVH–Cedar Crest
1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Allentown, Pa.
Outside the pharmacy

LVH–17th Street
1627 W. Chew St.
Allentown, Pa.
Main entrance, near the gift shop

2545 Schoenersville Road
Bethlehem, Pa.
Outside the pharmacy

Items accepted at drop boxes include: prescription and over-the-counter medications, samples, vitamins, prescription ointments and patches, and pet medications.

Items not accepted include: syringes, needles, sharps or other sharp objects, medications from businesses and clinics, lotions, liquids, aerosol cans, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide and thermometers.
Before dropping off unwanted prescriptions, always be sure to remove any personal information on bottle labels.

Pharmacy Services

Lehigh Valley Pharmacy Services provides convenient access to medications you may need upon discharge from a Lehigh Valley Health Network hospital location.

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