The Senate Republican Caucus is reminding residents of resources available of them to dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances like opioids.
Walgreens announced during the week its success with providing disposal sites for unwanted medications. Its safe medication disposal kiosk program has collected and safely disposed of more than 885 tons of unwanted prescriptions as of Aug. 31.
The nearly 1,500 safe medication disposal kiosks through the nation can be found by searching for “drug drop off near me” or “medication disposal near me” in Google or Google Maps.
Walgreens can also dispense naloxone, including FDA-approved Narcan nasal spray, without requiring a prescription. Naloxone is a lifesaving medication that if administered in time can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
More information about these efforts is available at Walgreens.com/combatdrugabuse.