WEST PITTSTON, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania attorney general was in our area Tuesday to make an announcement about the opioid epidemic. He says drug takeback programs across the state have been responsible for taking a significant amount of prescription drugs off the streets. Many of us have walked by boxes for prescription drug disposal.
Rite Aid announced on Friday that it plans to install 100 medication disposal units in select pharmacies over the next year, the latest measure being taken by the retailer as part of its multi-pronged strategy to address drug abuse and misuse in the country.
Permanent prescription drug collection boxes will be required at all retail pharmacies in New York State, paid for by pharmaceutical manufacturers, under a proposal developed by the the State Department of Environmental Conservation. In a report released Friday afternoon, the State DEC recommends a sweeping statewide pharmaceutical stewardship program, to be developed, implemented and paid…
BATAVIA — When the Mead Square Pharmacy in Victor joined with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department to offer a drug drug-off point, owner Kevin Casey watched to see if it would only displace unused medications returned at take-back days.