Zoeller, Walgreens launching ‘Safe Medication Disposal Program’

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(WISH) – Attorney General Greg Zoeller is joining Walgreens Tuesday afternoon to unveil a new effort to help people in Indiana get rid of unused medication. It’s the launch of the Safe Medication Disposal Program in Indiana.

The company said it has installed kiosks for you to drop off the medicine at hundreds of pharmacies across the country, which include 14 in Indiana.

The unveiling will happen at the Walgreens pharmacy located at 3545 West 86th Street at 1:30 p.m.

The following Walgreens will have a safe medication disposal kiosk:

  • Columbus – 2400 Beam Road
  • Evansville – 925 S. Green Blvd.
  • Fort Wayne – 6202 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 6201 W. Stellhorn Road
  • Gary – 2500 Grant Street
  • Greenfield – 1195 N. State Street
  • Indianapolis – 8905 E. 10th Street; 3545 W. 86th Street
  • Jeffersonville – 934 Spring Street
  • Kokomo – 2400 W. Sycamore Street
  • Muncie – 2720 W. Jackson Street
  • Portage – 6001 Central Ave.
  • Schererville – 651 W. U.S. Highway 30
  • Terre Haute – 1300 Wabash Ave.

The goal is to keep people from abusing prescription drugs and to stop the rise in overdose deaths.

“Take back programs like the one Walgreens is implementing are an important part of the overall fight to confront the prescription drug crisis in our State,” said Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

The kiosks at Walgreens-pharmacies are available during regular pharmacy hours, which is 24-hours a day at most kiosk locations.

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