Meijer brings consumer drug take-back program to all stores

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Meijer brings consumer drug take-back program to all stores

Meijer is doing its part to help consumers who wants to safely and properly dispose of unused or expired prescriptions.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer announced the launch of its new consumer drug take-back program by installing in-store kiosks at all its locations, which can be found in the pharmacy area of its stores.

"Meijer is thrilled to be one of the first in our industry to provide a secure and convenient prescription drug take-back program at all stores in the communities we serve," Jason Beauch, the vice president of Meijer Pharmacy said. "The Meijer Drug Take-Back Program allows our customers to remove the risk of an unforeseen accident occurring with expired or unused medications, while enabling them to properly dispose prescription drugs and reducing the possibility of creating a public health hazard."

Kiosks can be used to dispose of such medications as opioids, controlled substances and over-the-counter medications, the company said.

In addition, Mthe retailer's pharmacists work in collaboration with InMar Rx Returns to properly document, transport and dispose of the medications on a regular basis.

The Meijer drug take-back Program complies with the rules and safety guidelines established by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA, and HIPAA privacy laws, the company said.