Our commitment to help
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is partnering with Walgreens to expand the availability of safe medication disposal kiosks in our service area. This partnership is resulting in an increase in the number of safe medication disposal kiosks in Walgreens drugstores in Kansas from four in three communities to 14 in 12 communities.
Having access to safe medication disposal methods is a key factor in helping curb abuse and misuse of over-the-counter and prescription medications – especially opioids – as well as lowering the opportunity for accidental poisonings.
We encourage Kansans to regularly clean out their medicine cabinets and properly dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.
About the kiosks
Medications that are safe to dispose of include: prescriptions, prescription and over-the-counter ointments, creams, liquids and lotions, pet medications, prescription patches, and over-the-counter medications and vitamins.
Items you should not dispose of include: needles, inhalers, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, thermometers and illicit drugs.
Did you know?
This expansion is part of an effort announced in late 2017 by AmericsourceBergen, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Pfizer, Prime Therapeutics and Walgreens to combat the national opioid abuse crisis by increasing the availability of safe medication disposal kiosks to an additional 900 Walgreens drugstores around the country. When the expansion is complete, kiosks will be available in approximately 1,500 Walgreens stores nationwide.