Next Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for April 27

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Now in its 9th year, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events continue to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they […]

State Associations Join Forces to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) announced last week that it has joined a task force to promote safe medication practices in Ohio.  OPA is also encouraging local task forces to include their local pharmacists. “Often we are left out,” said Ernest Boyd, executive director of OPA. “We have the most training in the safe use […]

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 […]

National Medication Take-Back Day is This Saturday!

The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding another National Medication Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Protect the environment while protecting your family from harm by removing unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications from your home.  Narcotics and other prescribed controlled substances will be accepted. For a frequently updated list […]