Hy-Vee Pharmacies will install drug takeback receptacles, allowing customers to safely dispose of expired or unused medications at any time, the company announced Thursday.
The announcement comes just days before the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is Saturday.
The receptacles will be in all 276 Hy-Vee locations by Nov. 7. The move is an effort to combat the opioid crisis, Kristin Williams, Hy-Vee senior vice president and chief health officer, said in a press release. Columbia's Conley Road Hy-Vee location already has a receptacle, but both the Nifong and Broadway locations are waiting on authorization to put some out for public use, according to pharmacists at all three locations.
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