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November 13, 2019

CVS installing drug disposal units in Ohio stores

WKEF-TV Online

By Blake Sutherland

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- CVS is announcing that 53 drug disposal units will be installed in stores across the state. This is expanding upon the safe medication disposal program.

This includes two locations in Dayton, one in Beavercreek and another in Springfield.

The 53 units will add onto the 29 in store units that were previously installed and the 38 units that were donated to local law enforcement.

"The effort to combat opioid misuse continues across the state of Ohio and nationally,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. "Making sure unused prescription opioids don’t end up in the wrong hands is an important step. I commend CVS Health for making it easier for families to get rid of these dangerous and highly addictive drugs in their stores and through in-home disposal kits.”

Beginning in 2020, all locations that do not have a safe medication disposal kiosk will offer DisposeRX packets at no cost to patients who are filling an opioid prescription for the first time. When water and the DisposeRX powder are added to a pill bottle with unwanted pills the combination makes a biodegradable gel, allowing for safe disposal at home.

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