Attorney General Bill Schuette Encourages Michigan Residents to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

AG joined Walgreens to highlight new instore kiosks for disposal of unused medications

GRAND RAPIDS – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today joined local law enforcement to highlight new kiosks for drug disposal in select Walgreens locations. This initiative is designed to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous, unwanted prescription drugs. Michigan residents will now have more options to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

At 28 select Walgreens drugstores across Michigan there will be kiosks for free prescription drug drop offs operating at all times the Walgreens location is open.

“More people were killed in Michigan by drug overdose than car wrecks last year,” Schuette said. “It is vitally important that we dispose of unused or unwanted prescription drugs so they don’t get in the wrong hands.”

The kiosks will accept the following:

  • Prescriptions, including controlled substances
  • OTC
  • Creams, ointments, lotions
  • Inhalers
  • Pet medication

You can find a complete list of all Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal kiosks here.

Walgreens is working with AmerisourceBergen, Pfizer, and Prime Therapeutics to expand its safe medication disposal program. The safe medication kiosks will allow individuals to safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted prescriptions at no cost.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Andrea Bitely
Megan Hawthorne
517-373-8060

 

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