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All Omaha Walgreens offering medication disposal

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 13:50:19-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Walgreens' stores are taking your leftover and unused medications.

Over-the-counter and prescription medications can contaminate waterways - rivers, lakes, groundwater when flushed or put down the drain, or thrown in the trash.

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States, and a grandparent's medication is involved in 38 percent of child poisoning cases.

You can safely dispose of any of your unwanted medications at ANY Walgreens Pharmacy in Omaha, and they will collect them for free, no questions asked.

The takeback is part of the Nebraska MEDS program, which offers a convenient way to dispose of your medication; over 320 pharmacies in the state accept medications. Since the MEDS program went statewide in 2016, over 83,000 pounds of medication have been returned to pharmacies across the state.