More Than One Million Pounds of Unwanted Medication Collected: Walgreens, Leading Health Care Organizations Reach Milestone with Safe Medication Disposal Program
“This is a true testament to how our customers and patients have responded to the need for convenient access to medication disposal options in their community,” said Rick Gates, Walgreens senior vice president of pharmacy and health care. “We are proud to be the leader in making ‘drug take back day’ available every day, just as we are grateful to the organizations across the health care community who have joined us to address the opioid epidemic.”. Through a collaboration with Google, Americans can quickly and easily find the nearest Walgreens with a safe medication disposal kiosk by searching online for “drug drop off near me” or “medication disposal near me.”. Getting ahead of the epidemic is critical to truly combating this national issue and one that can save lives.”. As part of its continuing effort to combat drug abuse, Walgreens will again participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held on April 27 where select Walgreens stores throughout the country will serve as a collection point for law enforcement to collect unwanted, unused or expired medications for safe disposal.