Walmart and Sam's Club helping combat drug epidemic

The company is offering a new way to dispose of leftover prescription opioid pills.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018 3:03 PM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2018 6:35 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Wal-Mart is stepping up in the fight against the deadly drug epidemic.

The company is offering a new way to dispose of leftover prescription opioid pills.

News 10 stopped by the Wal-Mart located on State Road 46 to learn more. All Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will be giving out a product called Dispose-Rx.

It turns medications into a biodegradable gel. This disposal solution will be provided at no cost to customers.

Pharmacists can counsel anyone getting an opioid prescription on its use.

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