Gov. Baker announces creation of 13 drug take-back kiosks

Baker says the kiosks will be located across the state

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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker has joined with officials from Walgreens to announce the creation of 13 drug take-back kiosks across the state.

The Republican governor made the announcement Wednesday at a Walgreens in Quincy with Democratic Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch.

Baker says the kiosks are part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat substance abuse.

Officials with the Deerfield, Illinois-based company say the kiosks provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances and over-the-counter medications, at no cost and with no questions asked.

The kiosks will be located at Walgreens stores in East Boston, Fall River, Framingham, Gloucester, Lowell, Malden, Quincy, Randolph, Roxbury, Stoneham, Stoughton, Springfield and Worcester.

The goal is to reduce overdose deaths and the misuse of medications.

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Online: www.mass.gov/stopaddiction

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