Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) Plans for Medication Disposal Units to Address Drug Abuse

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Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) Plans for Medication Disposal Units to Address Drug Abuse

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) has staged a decision to implement medical disposal units in 100 medical stores across the nation in 2019 in a bid to check drug abuse/ misuse. Individuals can make of these facilities to freely dispose the expired, over the counter and unwanted prescription medications. The latest initiative helps to prevent the intentional or accidental misuse of the drugs.

Kermit Crawford, Chief Operating Officer and President of Rite Aid Corporation, will join Scott Perry, the US Congressman, to inaugurate the first medication disposal unit in-store in Lemoyne, Pa based Rite Aid Pharmacy at a press briefing at 10 AM today.

According to Kermit Crawford, the company is committed to preventing the misuse of drugs in the nation by installing medication disposal units in select Rite Aid Pharmacies across the nation. The company is proud to announce the installation of in-store medication disposable units as requested by the customers and patients to dispose of the medications that are not required anymore.

The safe medical disposable program unveiled by Rite Aid Corporation makes a business sense to combat the threat posed by unwanted medications to the general public. The company staged right decision to prevent the abuse of opioid.

Perry has applauded Rite Aid Corporation for taking a great decision to safeguard the health of general public. He said it is possible to put a break to the abuse of opioid by the collective action of public health experts, practitioners, families, communities and drug companies.

More than 2,500 Rite Aid Pharmacies to offer free DisposeRx packets to Patients

Rite Aid Corporation has announced last week that over 2,500 Rite Aid Pharmacies will offer DisposeRx packets freely to patients with the new prescriptions of opioid as well as the patients with prescriptions of chronic opioid every 6 months. A biodegradable powder is included in the DisposeRx packets so that when they are mixed with water, the drugs are easily dissolved for safe disposal. The credit goes to Rite Aid Corporation to offer the DisposeRx packets for the first time in the industry.

The company has introduced naloxone in April 2018 at its stores across the nation to reverse the effects of an overdose of opioid. The customers can buy this medicine without a prescription.

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