Walgreens introduces medication disposal kiosks in New Jersey
Walgreens has introduced its safe medication disposal kiosk program in New Jersey with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at 16 drugstores, according to a press release. The launch is part of Walgreens' effort, announced earlier this year, to install safe medication disposal kiosks at more than 500 of its drugstores around the country.
"Many times, the disease of addiction begins at home in a person’s medicine cabinet. In New Jersey I have made it a priority to target this source by implementing, expanding and promoting programs such as Project Medicine Drop and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stated in the release.
The kiosks provide a safe and convenient way year-round to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances and over-the-counter medications, at no cost.
Safe medication disposal kiosks are currently available in more than 500 Walgreens' pharmacies across 43 states and Washington D.C.