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Walgreens Encourages Safe Drug Disposal on National Drug Take Back Day Saturday April 27

Walgreens has more than 1,550 kiosks across 46 states and Washington, D.C. These kiosks are a convenient way to ensure medications are not accidentally or intentionally misused. (Photo: Business Wire)
Walgreens has more than 1,550 kiosks across 46 states and Washington, D.C. These kiosks are a convenient way to ensure medications are not accidentally or intentionally misused. (Photo: Business Wire)
Collected medications, such as pills and tablets, are safely disposed of at incineration facilities that are registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. (Photo: Business Wire)
Collected medications, such as pills and tablets, are safely disposed of at incineration facilities that are registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. (Photo: Business Wire)

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 18, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walgreens is calling on the public to help in the fight against prescription drug abuse by taking part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27th, 2024. Drug take back days are reserved annually for the safe disposal of unwanted, unused, or expired medications. Walgreens has more than 1,550 kiosks across 46 states and Washington, D.C. These kiosks are a convenient way to ensure medications are not accidentally or intentionally misused.

This public service is provided at no cost, year-round, by visiting a Walgreens safe medication disposal kiosk during regular pharmacy hours. Kiosk locations can be found on walgreens.com via the store locator. Use the search filter for ‘medication disposal kiosk’ under the pharmacy section. Walgreens pharmacies that do not have safe medication disposal kiosks offer DisposeRx or other drug disposal options free of charge that are also available year-round upon request at the pharmacy counter.

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Collected medications, such as pills and tablets, are safely disposed of at incineration facilities that are registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Since the inception of its safe medication disposal program in 2016, Walgreens has collected and properly disposed of more than 4 million pounds of unused prescription medications.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy, and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA’s purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation’s underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide.

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