Walmart offering opioid disposal packet

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Walmart offering opioid disposal packet. Registered Nurse Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on January 17, 2018. (WPVI)

One key problem in the opioid crisis is how to keep leftover prescriptions from falling into the wrong hands, and being abused.

Walmart is now offering a free product at all of its pharmacies, to help prevent that.

Dispose-RX comes in a small packet.

Just put warm water into unwanted medications, then add Dispose-RX and shake.

It turns the drugs into a useless, but bio-degradable gel, which can be tossed out.

The medication can't be used.

Anyone filling a new opioid prescription at Walmart will get Dispose-RX and instructions.

About a third of medications sold go unused.
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