Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Walgreens Installs Medication Disposal Kiosks

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Walgreens Installs Medication Disposal Kiosks

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Walgreens has installed nine safe medication disposal kiosks at pharmacies in Oklahoma.

Walgreens is part of a national program.

Walgreens has also made naloxone, a potentially lifesaving opioid antidote, available without requiring a prescription in all of its Oklahoma pharmacies in accordance with state pharmacy regulations.

"By making safe medication disposal kiosks available in select Oklahoma stores and expanding to other states this year, Walgreens is taking an important first step to curb the misuse of medications throughout the country," said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations. "As a pharmacy, we are committed to playing a role in what must be a comprehensive solution to prevent prescription drug and opioid abuse."

Naloxone is available without requiring a prescription at more than 115 Walgreens pharmacies throughout the state. …

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