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Publix Provides Convenient New Drug-Disposal Service in Select Pharmacies

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LAKELAND, Fla., October 25, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help customers dispose of leftover or expired prescription medications, Publix Pharmacy has installed drug-disposal kiosks in select pharmacies located in five states.

"We know many customers are concerned about where their unused prescriptions will end up," said Publix Vice President of Pharmacy Dain Rusk. "These kiosks are a convenient, easy way to dispose of medicines that are no longer needed."

In addition to the kiosks, Publix Pharmacy offers drug-disposal packets to customers who receive a less than 28-day opioid prescription and for all other prescriptions upon request. When combined with water in a prescription bottle, the contents of the packet inactivate the medication. The bottle and medication can then be thrown into the trash. Packets are available at all Publix Pharmacy locations. They are offered free of charge to customers and can be used for any oral prescription medications.

For the full list of Publix Pharmacy drug-disposal kiosk locations, visit

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,284 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 24 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,

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