Meijer to install in-store kiosks for unused, expired medications

Posted: 4:37 AM, Feb 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-21 09:37:51Z

(WXYZ) — Meijer will install in-store kiosks designed to help customers safely and properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at no cost.

The kiosks are part of Meijer's new Consumer Drug Take-Back Program.

“Meijer is thrilled to be one of the first in our industry to provide a secure and convenient prescription drug take-back program at all stores in the communities we serve,” said Jason Beauch, Vice President of Meijer Pharmacy, in a release. “The Meijer Drug Take-Back Program allows our customers to remove the risk of an unforeseen accident occurring with expired or unused medications, while enabling them to properly dispose prescription drugs and reducing the possibility of creating a public health hazard.”

The kiosks can be used during pharmacy hours to dispose of any unused, unwanted or expired medications. These include opioids, controlled substances and OTC medications.

Meijer pharmacists work in partnership with InMar Rx Returns to properly document, transport and dispose of medications on a regular basis.