For the safety of the community, Sentara CarePlex Hospital and Sentara Port Warwick recently helped clean up Newport News and Hampton. Teams staffed both locations to accept unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take Back Day.
At Sentara locations, more than 18 bags of unwanted drugs were retrieved to keep unwanted drugs out of the reach of children and from being flushed down the drains. Sentara partnered with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Hampton and Newport News Police Departments. Nationally, more than 371 tons of drugs were collected during this Take-back event.