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04/25/2022

Kinney Drugs to host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Through a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement officials, Kinney Drugs is offering safe disposal of expired and/or leftover controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs.
Sandra Levy
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Kinney Drugs, a leading pharmacy chain in New York and Vermont, is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement officials to offer individuals safe disposal of expired and/or leftover controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter medications. No sharps will be collected.

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The company will host events at the following locations Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:

  • Auburn, N.Y. (Owasco St);
  • Cicero, N.Y.;
  • Elizabethtown, N.Y.;
  • Ithaca, N.Y. (Triphammer Rd);
  • Ovid, N.Y.; 
  • Seneca Falls, N.Y.;
  • Watertown, N.Y.;
  • Barre, Vt.; and
  • Waterbury, Vt.

All events are free and open to the public.

[Read more: Kinney Drugs installs medication disposal kiosks in 22 stores]

In addition, Kinney offers new self-service medication collection kiosks, available daily during normal pharmacy business hours, in the following locations:

  • New York East: Hamilton, Ilion, Richfield Springs, St. Johnsville;
  • West: Auburn (Owasco St), Lyons;
  • North: Oswego, Lowville, Watertown (Coffeen St), Gouverneur (Clinton St),; 
  • Lake Placid, Potsdam (Maple St), Malone (Route 11), Plattsburgh (New York Rd);
  • South: Cortland (Clinton Ave), Moravia;
  • Central: Baldwinsville, East Syracuse (Manlius Center Rd), North Syracuse (W Taft Rd) Syracuse (Genesee St, Butternut St, James St, Nottingham Rd, Lafayette Rd);
  • Vermont East: St. Albans, Cambridge;
  • West: Lyndonville, St. Johnsbury;
  • Central: Barre, Waterbury; and
  • North: Newport, Barton. 

Anyone, not just Kinney patients, can use Kinney’s kiosks to dispose of unneeded medications, including leftover and expired medications.

The kiosks accept prescription and over-the-counter medications for both humans and pets, including controlled substances. The kiosks are not for disposal of sharps or needles, including EpiPens, medical/biohazardous waste, regular or hazardous household trash or personal care products, the company said. 

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