In a statement released today, Walmart is doing its part to combat the rampant opioid crisis in America by fering a free product at its pharmacies that safely dispose leftover prescription medication.
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The product is known as DisposeRX, and it enables an individual to effectively get rid left over medications by turning them into a useless gel. This is done by dispensing a packet the product into a pill bottle with warm water, which then creates a biodegradable gel that will eventually solidify into a useless mass ready to be thrown out. In addition, the chemicals used in this product have all been listed as safe by the FDA.
In the statement that revealed this latest addition to the company’s pharmaceutical operations, Walmart notes how “DisposeRx provides a virtually effortless way for patients to destroy leftover opioids and a way to do so without ever leaving home.”
Effective immediately, any patients filling out a prescription for a Class II opioid such as methadone or oxycodone will be given a complimentary packet DisposeRX and opioid safety information brochure.
Senator John Boozman Arkansas reveals how “about one-third medications sold go unused. Too ten, these dangerous narcotics remain unsecured where children, teens or visitors may have access,” which really drives home the necessity for this newly-established program.
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DisposeRX will be available at all 4,700 Walmart pharmacies around the country. Furthermore, here is a video Vic Mensa condemning opioid abuse, and its relation to Lil Peep’s death.