Prescription Drug Disposal

Many teens obtain prescription drugs from their family or friends or find prescription drugs and OTC drugs in their home medicine cabinet or on the kitchen shelf. 

For persons aged 12 or older who used pain relievers, non-medically in the past year: 

  • 53.0 percent got the drug they used most recently from a friend or relative for free. 
  • 21.2 percent received them through a prescription from one doctor. 
  • 10.6 percent bought the drug from a friend or relative.
  • 4.3 percent got pain relievers from a drug dealer or other stranger
  • 0.1 percentbought them on the Internet.

The following Grove City pharmacies accept anonymous disposal of medicines.

  • CVS, 2565 London-Groveport Road
  • Giant Eagle, 2173 Stringtown Road
  • Meijer Pharmacy, 2811 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.