On Oct. 29, Williamsville, New York-based Tops will participate in the 22nd Annual National Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Tops is reminding the community that all 50 of its pharmacy locations are approved drop-off locations for prescription drugs. Working alongside the Department of Environmental Conservation, shoppers will find designated disposal bins located in the pharmacy department where unused and unwanted medications can be disposed.
“Every year, Tops is pleased to be a part of the Annual National Drug Take Back Day events in the communities we serve,” said Matthew Hamed, director of pharmacy operations.
“We want to help be a part of the solution and are pleased to help not only on Oct. 29 but year round. Proper disposal of unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications helps not only protect our environment, but more importantly saves lives.”
The last National Drug Take Back day, hosted in April, saw more than 721,093 pounds of medication recovered. Since the program’s inception in 2010, 15.9 million pounds of medication across the U.S. have been properly disposed of.
Returning prescription drugs at any one of the 50 Tops Friendly Markets locations can be done year round during normal pharmacy hours.
Tops Markets operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees.
For more information, visit topsmarkets.com.
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