The National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 24th, from 10 am until 2 pm at participating stores.
The National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back raises awareness for public safety and helps address public health issues. Studies show that prescription drug abuse (opioids in particular) in the U.S. is at an all-time high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Many individuals do not realize that medicines stored in home medicine cabinets can be highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. In addition, people do not know how to dispose of their unused medicine properly, often flushing it down the toilet or throwing it away – both of which pose potential environmental, safety and health hazards. This event provides a safe, convenient, and environmentally responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications and allows employee-owners to impact the communities in which we serve positively.
Ithaca (Triphammer Rd.)
Plattsburgh (Cornelia St.)
Potsdam (Maple St.)
Auburn (Owasco St.)
On the last Saturday of every month, Kinney Drugs proudly hosts a Medicine Collection Day. Simply bring your unwanted non-controlled prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to any Kinney Drugs pharmacy, and we will dispose of them in a safe, environmentally friendly manner. Non-controlled medicine is accepted during regular pharmacy hours and is available at all Kinney locations except Barton, VT.
Drug collection kiosks are available at several Kinney Drugs locations to offer safe and convenient disposal of the following items during regular store hours: