Walmart to Help Customers Safely Dispose of Opioids

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Walmart will give customers filling opioid prescriptions a packet of powder they can use to safely dispose of leftover medication, Reuters reports.

Patients filling opioid prescriptions at Walmart or Sam’s Clubs pharmacies will receive a free packet of DisposeRx. To safely dispose of opioids, a person adds warm water and the powder to their pill bottle, which then forms a biodegradable gel around the pills.

According to a Walmart news release, “Beginning immediately, patients filling any new Class II opioid prescription at Walmart pharmacies will receive a free DisposeRx packet and opioid safety information brochure when picking up their prescription. Patients with chronic Class II opioid prescriptions will be offered a free DisposeRx packet every six months.”

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