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Walmart, Sam’s Club host drug take-back events

In order to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 24, Walmart and Sam’s Club will be hosting events on Saturday to help people dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications. Walmart also is expanding year-round disposal options.

The retailers will have law enforcement agencies set up in participating parking lots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24. The company has posted a list of participating locations here. 

“We recognize the potential danger for misuse and abuse of prescription medications when they fall into the wrong hands. By offering a range of options for safe medication disposal, we can help our customers prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse,” said Lisa Smith, senior director of Walmart U.S. Health and Wellness’ clinical team. 

The company also is adding in-pharmacy medication disposal kiosks to almost 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations by the end of the year. Additionally, for patients filling opioid prescriptions, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies offers DisposeRx, an at-home medication disposal product at no cost through its pharmacies nationwide. 

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