Area Grocery Stores Participating in National Prescription Take-Back Day

(Prairie Village, Kan.)…Price Chopper grocery stores and Hen House Markets all across the Metro will offer customers a safe way to dispose of leftover medications. Saturday, April 27th is National Prescription Take-Back Day. Put on by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement, the public is encouraged to turn in unwanted medications at a participating pharmacy between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

According to the DEA, medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning. The DEA also says that more than half of teenagers caught abusing medications get them from a friend’s or their own home’s medicine cabinet.

“This one-day event in our stores is an ideal time to clean out your medicine cabinet, identify unused or expired medications, and bring them to one of our pharmacies where they can be safely disposed of…anonymously and at no cost,” says Casie Broker, Director of Marketing, Price Chopper. “We support this program and provide it to our customers because it helps keep these drugs off the street, out of our local landfills and away from our water supply.”

To find a Price Chopper store or Hen House Market participating in National Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27th, please visit mypricechopper.com or henhouse.com.

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