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Meijer encourages everyone to participate in Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Day takes place on Oct. 24
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Meijer participates in Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 24
Posted at 10:33 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 10:33:51-04

Bring any unwanted or needed prescription medications to Meijer on Saturday, October 24 for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Jamie Vroman, the spokesperson for Meijer Pharmacy, explains why it's so important to properly dispose of prescription drugs.

Having a safe and easy way to clean out our medicine cabinets and drawers is the best way to keep unused prescription drugs from finding their way into the wrong hands.

Since earlier this year, Meijer has collected more than 14 tons of unwanted medications.

The kiosks are available for customers to dispose of any unused, unwanted, or expired medications – including opioids, controlled substances, and over-the-counter medications.

Items not accepted as part of the program include needles or other sharps, asthma inhalers, mercury thermometers, medications that contain Iodine, and illicit drugs.

Once the medications are dropped into the kiosks, Meijer pharmacists follow procedures to properly document, transport, and dispose of medications on a regular basis. 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.

Find a location near you by visiting meijer.com.