Prescription drug dropbox placed in Johnson City pharmacy

Johnson City Press • Aug 8, 2018 at 6:01 PM

The Tennessee Pharmacists Association, Count It! Lock It! Drop It!, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and West Towne Pharmacy have partnered to place a new permanent prescription drug dropbox location in Washington County as part of the Tennessee Rx Take-Back Project.

The Rx Take-Back Project plans to continue establishing drug disposal sites throughout Tennessee, focusing on local pharmacies and expanding sites to meet consumers where they already receive prescriptions and health advice. 

This, organizers said, will allow for easier disposal and education regarding prescription drug safety.

“TPA is excited about this collaborative partnership with Count It! Lock It! Drop It! to offer our patients in East Tennessee more safe and convenient community pharmacy locations to dispose of their unwanted and unneeded prescription medications. We appreciate our pharmacies and pharmacists like West Towne Pharmacy for their commitment to reducing prescription drug abuse and misuse through increased patient access to responsible and environmentally friendly drug disposal options.” said Micah Cost, TPA executive directo.

The disposal box is located at West Towne Pharmacy, 1619 W. Market St., and is one of 20 boxes being placed in pharmacies across the state. Community members are encouraged to take advantage of this new permanent box during pharmacy business hours.

Visit countitlockitdropit.org/drop-box-finder to find all local drop box locations.

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