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Giant-Carlisle take-back event collects nearly 3 tons of unused drugs


CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores collected nearly 3 tons of unused medications during a nationwide medication take-back day last month, the chain said.

Giant, owned by Dutch supermarket operator Ahold, said it and its Martin's Food Markets banner collected 5,843 lbs of unwanted and expired medications at 43 of its stores during the April 28 take-back event, doubling the amount collected last year.

"We want to thank all of our customers and law-enforcement partners for this wonderful response," Giant director of pharmacy operations Leigh Shirley said. "We are thrilled to help our customers properly dispose of expired medications in order to lessen their impact on the environment."

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