- Published: Friday, September 23, 2016 03:40 PM
WAUKEGAN — On Wednesday, State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) joined other local officials and Walgreens to unveil new medication disposal kiosks at three Lake County Walgreens locations.
Link says that providing safe opportunities to dispose of old and unused medication will help the state in fighting the opioid addiction crisis. In 2014, he pushed legislation through the General Assembly that would allow police departments to safely collect unused and expired medications.
“Fighting drug addiction needs to be a top priority in Illinois. By providing places that residents can safely deposit their unused medications, we can eliminate opportunities for drug abuse by others,” Link said. “This proactive step by Walgreens will create a safer Illinois and continue the fight against prescription drug abuse.”
The kiosks are available at three locations in Lake County. There are more than 45 already placed across the state of Illinois. The kiosks are available during regular pharmacy hours.