Pfizer Announces Walgreens Partnership to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Pfizer announced this week that is partnered with Walgreens Boots Alliance to expand Walgreen’s safe medication disposal “take back” kiosks to bring the number of stores represented from 600 to 1,500.  AmerisourceBergen, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Prime Therapeutics have also joined the partnership.

The new kiosks will be on Walgreens stores near military bases and other areas where the opioid epidemic has challenged communities. The partner organizations have set a goal to collect 400 tons of unwanted medication in the next two years.

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