Schuette encourages disposal of unwanted prescription drugs

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday 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
Residents can find a complete list of all Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal kiosks online at find.jsp?RxDisposal=true.

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.