INDIANA — A local grocery store will be part of a drug take-back program on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
According to a press release from Kroger headquarters, Owen’s Supermarket, located at 2211 E. Center St., Warsaw, will be one of seven stores in Indiana to host drug take-back events as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The event, sponsored by Kroger and the Cardinal Health Foundation, provides a safe, convenient and anonymous way for customers to dispose of unused or expired prescriptions drugs.
Local law enforcement officers will be on site to help participants securely dispose of their medications. Kroger pharmacy associates will offer free DisposeRx® at-home medication disposal packets and will share educational resources from Generation Rx, the prevention education program created by the Cardinal Health Foundation and the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.
According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 53% of those who misused prescription pain medications obtained them from a friend or relative. Kroger and Cardinal Health have been deeply committed to finding and supporting solutions to prescription drug misuse for many years.