Walgreens Encourages Safe Drug Disposal on National Drug Take Back Day Saturday April 22

Company has collected and disposed of more than 1,750 tons of medication in seven years
Deerfield, IL, April 17, 2023 — Walgreens is calling on the public to help in the fight against prescription drug abuse by taking part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023. As simple as placing a letter in a mailbox, bring any unwanted, unused, or expired medications to a safe medication disposal kiosk at select Walgreens pharmacies to safely dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. These kiosks are a convenient way to ensure medications are not accidentally used or intentionally misused by someone.
The public can also dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications at no cost, year-round by visiting a Walgreens safe medication disposal kiosk during regular pharmacy hours. Kiosk locations can be found on walgreens.com via the store locator. When there, use the search filter for ‘medication disposal.’ Walgreens pharmacies that do not have safe medication disposal kiosks offer DisposeRx or other drug disposal options free of charge that are also available year-round upon request at the pharmacy counter.  
With nearly 9,000 retail pharmacy locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Walgreens has more than 1,500 participating kiosk locations across 46 states including Washington, D.C. Collected medications are safely disposed of at incineration facilities that are registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Since the inception of its safe medication disposal program in 2016, Walgreens has collected and properly disposed of over 3.5 million pounds, or 1,750 tons, of unwanted and unused prescribed medications.

To learn more about Walgreens efforts visit Walgreens.com/combatdrugabuse.

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