Walgreens Hosts Drug Take-Back Day Event in Fort Wayne

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Location: Walgreens locations listed below

Link: http://www.awarerx.org

Event Description

April 25, 2013 Updated Apr 25, 2013 at 11:31 AM EDT

To help prevent the misuse or abuse of unused and unwanted medications, Walgreens (NYSE, Nasdaq: WAG) will host Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events at stores in Fort Wayne. Community residents can utilize this service for free.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the following Walgreens stores:

10170 Maysville Road 5830 N. Clinton St.

6202 W. Jefferson Blvd. 6730 Bluffton Road

330 W. State Blvd. 907 Lincoln Hwy W.

1701 E. Paulding Road 1610 Cook Road

5435 E. Dupont Road 10211 Chestnut Plaza Drive

11932 Lima Road 10412 Coldwater Road

2410 N. Coliseum Blvd. 6201 Stellhorn Road

Consumers are encouraged to safely and legally dispose of any unwanted or expired medications. Law enforcement will also be present to accept any controlled substance medications dropped off for disposal.

“One of the most common questions our pharmacists receive surrounds how to safely dispose of unused or expired medications,” said Keith Jacobsen, Walgreens district manager for the Fort Wayne area. “This is an easy way to help keep unused or unwanted medications out of the hands of those who could be accidentally harmed.”

Sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Those disposing of medications may black out personal identification on prescription bottles or empty bottles into bins provided at the event. To learn more about the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program, visit http://www.awarerx.org.

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