Wegmans partners with local law enforcement agencies
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Wegmans Food Markets is partnering with local law enforcement agencies across seven states to host community prescription medication drop-off events at 42 stores on Saturday, October 29. The event gives community members the opportunity to remove potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from their homes. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.
Prescription medications play an important role in the health of millions of Americans, but unused and expired medications that remain in homes can pose significant public health and safety concerns due to their high susceptibility to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses. Studies show that more than half of all people who first misuse prescription drugs get them from their friends, relatives, or take them without asking.
Prescription medicine drop-off events at participating Wegmans Food Markets. Only pills and patches will be accepted, no liquids, needles, or sharps on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participating Rochester Wegmans stores:
Brockport, Calkins Road, Chili-Paul, Holt Road, Irondequoit, Lyell Ave, Mt. Read, Penfield