Walmart and Sam’s Club Join DEA for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Southeastern PA

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SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA — In a committed effort to combat the misuse and abuse of prescription medications, Walmart and Sam’s Club are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host in-person medication disposal events across the country. Two such events are set to take place in Southeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 28.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., law enforcement will facilitate safe disposal of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medications at the following locations:

  • Walmart, 100 Crossings Boulevard, Elverson, PA
  • Sam’s Club, 180 Levittown Center, Levittown, PA

These events are part of the DEA’s biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an initiative aimed at providing a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs.

“We continue to prioritize efforts to help prevent any misuse or abuse of prescription medications in our communities,” said Lisa Young, Senior Director with Walmart Specialty Compliance and Ethics. “Collaborating with organizations for efforts like this one can help minimize the chances that prescription medication ends up in the wrong hands.”

In addition to these events, Walmart and Sam’s Club offer year-round disposal options. As of 2020, over 1,000 in-pharmacy medication disposal kiosks have been installed in Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide.

The retail giants also provide an at-home opioid disposal product, DisposeRx, at no cost in all pharmacies nationwide. This is part of Walmart’s Opioid Stewardship efforts, which aim to provide resources and solutions to address the opioid crisis.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of their unused or expired medications, contributing to a healthier, safer community. A complete list of safe medication disposal locations can be found on the DEA’s website at https://takebackday.dea.gov.

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