The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) launched a program to significantly reduce easy access to outdated or no longer needed prescriptions. These drugs unfortunately are the target of theft by people who have access to the medicine cabinets of family and friends. America’s 12- to 17-year-olds have made prescription drugs their number one substance of abuse, and much of the supply is coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents and friends. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home.

The following Grove City pharmacies accept anonymous disposal of medicines.

  • Meijer Pharmacy, 2811 London-Groveport Road
  • CVS, 2565 London-Groveport Road
  • Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 1693 Stringtown Road

Accepted items include prescription, pet and over-the-counter drugs including capsules, pills, powders, herbs and vitamins in the original packaging or a clear, sealed bag.

Unaccepted items include needles, lancets, syringes and other sharps; aerosols, liquids, creams, pastes and other non-solids; inhalers; mercury thermometers; medications that contain iodine; and illicit drugs.

To dispose of items not accepted, refer to the United States Food and Drug Administration guidelines on responsible disposal of liquid medicines, inhalers and sharps.

Start Talking Grove City is available to help with effective drug awareness and prevention information about alcohol, tobacco and drugs.