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Meijer launches drug take-back program

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Meijer stores across Michigan now offer locked boxes where people can take-back their unused prescription drugs.

Officials with the company say they are the first retailer to have kiosks for drug take-back available in all stores.

Shawn Wilt is the director of Pharmacy Operations for Meijer.

“With the launching of this program patients have a safe and convenient location to dispose of these unneeded medications so they do not harm the environment or sit in the kitchen cupboard.”

Wilt said Meijer partners with another company that specializes in the disposal of unused medication.

“We partner with an organization called Inmar where these are destroyed environmentally safely to avoid any impact on the environment or any diversion.”

People can drop off their unused prescription drugs at the locked boxes during pharmacy hours with no questions asked.