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Walgreens expands safe medication disposal kiosk program across Illinois, Iowa

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. – In the past week, Walgreens launched its safe medication disposal kiosk program in both Illinois and Iowa with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at 53 Walgreens locations. The launch is part of Walgreens effort, announced in February, to install safe medication disposal kiosks at more than 500 of its drug stores around the country.

“By making safe medication disposal kiosks available in select Illinois stores and expanding to other states this year, Walgreens is taking an important first step to help reduce the misuse of medications throughout the country,” stated Alex Gourlay, co-COO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. “We are committed to doing our part in not only our home state, but other states as well, and being part of a comprehensive solution to reverse this epidemic.”

Safe medication disposal kiosks are currently available in more than 300 Walgreens pharmacies across 24 states. The kiosks are available during regular pharmacy hours (24 hours a day at most kiosk locations) and offer one of the best ways to ensure medications are not accidentally used or intentionally misused by someone else.

 

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