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#LonelyDropBox

This fella needs more drop-box friends.

Only 16 out of  219 pharmacies in southwestern Virginia have medication drop-boxes – like me! That's just 7%.

As you likely know, in-store drop-boxes help prevent drugs from being stolen, abused or flushed into our water supply.

Help us get more of me.

It's a bit lonely 'round here!

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#LonelyDropBox

A VIRGINIA CASE STUDY

See who's doing

the right thing

in this 26-county neighborhood of southern Virginia.

Easy and convenient point-of-sale disposal of medications is integral to keeping drugs off the streets and preventing accidents and addiction.

Chainstore Pharmacies

Name

CVS

Walmart

Kroger

Walgreens

Kmart

Food Lion

# of boxes

      5

      0

      0

      1

      0

      0

  # of stores

      61   

      30   

      22

      27   

        3

        2

(Includes 4 Targets)

(Includes 2 Sam's Clubs)

(9 are Rite Aid stores)

Total # stores: 145

# drop-boxes:     6

4%

of our chainstore

pharmacies offer

drop-boxes

Independent Pharmacies

Independent pharmacies are not affiliated with a chain or franchise and are typically locally-owned.

Total #:              57

# drop-boxes:  10

Franchise Pharmacies

Name

Appomattox Rexall

Cavalier

Family Pharmacy

Farm Fresh Pharmacy

Food City

Kare

Medicine Shoppe

Modern
Neighborcare
Pharmercia

Pill Box

# of boxes

      0

      0

      0  

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

  # of stores

       1 

       1

       3  

       1

       2 

       2

       4

       1

       1

       1

       1

Total # stores: 18

# drop-boxes:   0   

0%

of our local franchise

pharmacies offer

drop-boxes

So far, independent pharmacies are a step

ahead in doing

the right thing.

Ask your pharmacist to provide a medication disposal drop-box where you buy your prescriptions. Ask your family and friends to speak up too!

Out of

61 CVS pharmacies

5

0

Zero.

Zip.

Goose egg.

Walmart provides 

free medication disposal powder. A strong move, headed in the right direction.  Find more info here

 

1

CVS operates Target's pharmacies.

Walmart owns Sam's Club.

Walgreens recently acquired RiteAid.

Franchise Pharmacies
Independent Pharmacies

0

out of 17 franchise pharmacies.

[Sad face].

out of 57

 independent pharmacies.

10

Carilion Franklin Memorial      Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Carilion Clinic Pharmacy         Roanoke, VA 24016

Carilion Clinic Pharmacy         Roanoke, VA 24014

Carilion Clinic Pharmacy         Salem, VA 24153

Carilion Clinic Pharmacy         Pearisburg, VA 24134

Carilion Clinic Pharmacy         Lexington, VA 24450

Hot Springs Pharmacy             Hot Springs, VA 24445

Ransens Drug Store                 Buchanan, VA 24066

Rustburg Family Pharmacy     Rustburg, VA  24588

Starling Pharmacy                    Martinsville, VA 24112

Timberlake Family Pharmacy  Lynchburg, VA 24502

Market Street Pharmacy             New Castle, VA 24127

See what 16 out of 219 looks like:

 

18%

of our independent

pharmacies offer

drop-boxes

Protect
and
Serve

By comparison:

Sheriff and Police stations

in the same 26 counties providingmedication disposal drop-boxes:

20

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Help us make some noise.

You can help!

 

Tell your pharmacist you want a medication drop-box inside the store where you buy your prescriptions. Ask your family and friends to do the same. Speaking up on this subject could quite possibly save a life.

Support us. This is the "low hanging fruit" of the addiction crisis. Your contribution will help us turn this into a national movement.

Partner with us. We're in this together.

 

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