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Meijer pharmacies collects, disposes four tons of potentially hazardous medications

Posted at 2:46 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 15:46:03-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- After launching a Consumer Drug Take-Back program, Meijer has announced that they have disposed of over four tons of potentially harmful medications.

“The response since installing the kiosks in all of our pharmacies is a strong indication that our customers appreciate having a safe and easy way to properly dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications,” said Jason Beauch, Vice President of Meijer Pharmacy.

“If you live near any Meijer store in the Midwest, then you have easy access to this new service.”

According to the release, customers can use the kiosks during pharmacy hours to dispose of any unwanted medications, including opioids and over-the-counter medications.

According to the DEA’s 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs.