Market Basket Pharmacies Are Paying the Public to Make Their Homes Safer
Market Basket wants everyone to rid their medicine cabinets of old prescriptions. From October 2 to November 30, all Market Basket Pharmacy locations will be collecting old prescription bottles and rewarding customers with a ten-cent voucher for each bottle collected.
Everyone is encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets, carefully discard outdated prescription medications in the safe, approved way, and bring the empty bottles, vials and containers to their neighborhood Market Basket Pharmacy.
Disposing of Old Drugs Helps Prevent Accidental Poisoning and Drug Abuse
Market Basket President, Skylar Thompson, said he hopes the container round-up program will help make area homes safer. “With old medicines around the house, children are at-risk of an accidental poisoning. Taking old medications can also hurt adults and some are even a source of drug diversion. We want to do our part to make the public aware of how dangerous it can be to keep unfinished, outdated medicine at home.”
The voucher for each prescription bottle dropped off at a Market Basket Pharmacy will be redeemable towards any Market Basket purchase at any Market Basket location. Old bottles can be turned in at any Market Basket Pharmacy location:
- 6001 39th Street – Groves
- 421 South Main – Lumberton
- 864 Magnolia – Port Neches
- 655 Lavaca – Beaumont
- 3955 Phelan – Beaumont
- 5960 Hwy 105 – Beaumont
To properly dispose of the drugs, customers are encouraged to follow the guidelines set forth by the Food and Drug Administration.