[Pharmwaste] Walgreens epanding to 1, 500 locations. Discuss regulatory challenges.

Ed Gottlieb EGottlieb at cityofithaca.org
Tue Feb 13 12:59:25 EST 2018

"Walgreens, with several partners, announced Monday it is expanding its number of safe medication disposal kiosks nationwide from 600 to 1,500."

"Since Walgreens opened its first kiosk in spring 2016, the pharmacy has collected more than 155 tons of unwanted medications from 600 kiosks in 45 states and the District of Columbia, Naddaf said."

"This tells us that there is a demand for a safe and convenient way to dispose of medications, and we are excited and proud to expand this program with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Amerisource Bergen, Pfizer and Prime Therapeutics," he said. "We need to make the safe disposal of medication easier and the expansion of the kiosks does that."


Discussion of regulatory challenges Walgreens faced with take-back program:


Ed Gottlieb
Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
Board Member, New York Product Stewardship Council
Member, National Association of Clean Water Agencies Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Committee
Member, Product Stewardship Institute Pharmaceuticals’ Policy & Coordination Work Group
Member, New York Water Environment Association Government Affairs Committee
Member, Tompkins County Water Resources Council
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
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