Lipinski Announces Installation of Drop Box for Unwanted Prescription Drugs at Bridgeview Village Hall (July 21, 2016)

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is helping Bridgeview residents dispose of unwanted prescription drugs by partnering with Mayor Steve Landek and CVS Health to have a drop box installed at Bridgeview Village Hall.  Residents can come to the Police Department at the Village Hall at 7500 South Oketo Avenue to drop off prescription drugs that are expired or no longer needed. 

“So many people have unwanted or expired prescription drugs sitting in their medicine cabinet at home because it is not safe to throw these drugs in the garbage or to dump them down the drain,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “I worked to get these drop boxes installed so that residents have a safe, convenient, and responsible means of getting rid of these drugs.  Having unwanted drugs sitting around the house is not only clutter, it can be a danger.  Opioid abuse is an epidemic across our nation and oftentimes it is prescription drugs that fall into the wrong hands which start the path to addiction.  Having drop boxes like this installed is just one way that I am working to help fight the opioid crisis.  I would like to thank Mayor Landek, the Bridgeview Police Department, and CVS for their work on this.”

“CVS Pharmacy is dedicated to collaborating with organizations like The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and local law enforcement to prevent the abuse of unwanted and expired medication,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Practices at CVS Health.  “The installment of drug collection receptacles is part of our ongoing commitment to battle prescription drug abuse in the U.S. and to help people in the communities we serve on their path to better health.”

Municipalities interested in adding a drop box for unwanted prescription drugs at their village or city hall are encouraged to call Congressman Lipinski’s Chicago office at 773-948-6223.