Missouri Helping Walgreens Launch Drug Disposal Kiosks

Eight locations in St. Louis area will have these kiosks

Tom Franklin
December 11, 2018 - 10:53 am
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Missouri is now the 46th state where you can safely drop off unwanted medications at a drug store year-round.

Governor Mike Parson joined Walgreens in announcing safe medication disposal kiosks throughout Missouri. The intent is to keep unwanted medications from being misused and away from people who may overdose on them.

There are a total of eight area Walgreens that are getting these kiosks.

  • Arnold – 3937 Vogel Road 
  • Bridgeton – 12345 Saint Charles Rock Road
  • Kirkwood – 441 N. Kirkwood Road 
  • Richmond Heights – 6733 Clayton Road 
  • Saint Louis – 3920 Hampton Ave.
  • Saint Louis – 12098 Lusher Road
  • Washington – 890 Washington Corners 
  • Wentzville – 1993 Wentzville Parkway

Working in partnership with AmerisourceBergen, Pfizer and Prime Therapeutics, Walgreens has installed safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 1,000 of its stores, with plans to expand to 1,500 stores by spring 2019. Since the program began, more than 400 tons of medications, which is more than the weight of a 777 jet, has been collected and safely disposed of.