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Opioid-disposal kiosks could be coming to Missouri pharmacies

By Max Fillion, Columbia Missourian

JEFFERSON CITY — Unused pills can pose a potential danger when left lingering in medicine cabinets. Soon Missourians may be able to resolve this issue with a drive to their local pharmacy.

In February 2016, Walgreens announced its Medication Disposal Program with the intent to install 500 kiosks in its pharmacies across the country. In the 18 months since, the pharmacy chain has collected around 155 tons of medication throughout 45 states and D.C., Walgreens Spokesperson Phil Caruso said.

CVS soon followed suit when it announced in September 2017 its plan to install kiosks at 750 locations nationwide. This was in addition to 800 medication-disposal units CVS donated to police departments across the country.

But none of those pharmacy kiosks are in Missouri, because state law doesn’t allow them.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 Richmond News.

Click here for our E-edition and read the rest of the story.

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