New kiosks to dispose of prescription drugs

City officials are working to reduce access to drugs and the risk of an overdose with new takeback kiosks.



The borough president, health commissioner, and regional vice president of Walgreens announced the program Friday, stressing the importance of properly disposing of prescription medications when they are no longer needed.



They say it is not safe to leave the drugs sitting around and available for others to take, and flushing them down the toilet is harmful for the environment.



There are about 500 of the drug takeback kiosks across the country -- a total of 22 are at Walgreens locations in New York City, and three of them are in Brooklyn.


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