Now It’s Easier to Dispose of Unwanted/Expired Drugs
Getting rid of any unused, unwanted or expired medications has always been sort of a problem. There have special days of the year designated as "disposal days" where you could take your unwanted drugs to certain locations to get rid of. But now, it is going to be way easier. Meijer will take them!
WZZM reports that Meijer has begun a drug take-back program. The company has kiosks for customers to properly dispose of medications for free with a kiosk in all 241 Meijer supercenters across the Midwest.
Jason Beauch, Vice President of Meijer Pharmacy said, “The Meijer Drug Take-Back Program allows our customers to remove the risk of an unforeseen accident occurring with expired or unused medications, while enabling them to properly dispose prescription drugs and reducing the possibility of creating a public health hazard.”
Customers can use the kiosks during pharmacy hours. The take-back program accepts opioids, controlled substances, and over-the-counter medications.
The company says the Meijer Drug Take-Back Program complies with the rules and safety guidelines established by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and HIPAA privacy laws.