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St. Joseph County is adopting a program that’s meant to stop prescription medication from ending up in the wrong hands.

The program is called Drop 2 Stop. The County is partnering with the 525 Foundation to place medication disposal drop boxes around the community.

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Three area Martin’s Supermarkets pharmacies introduced permanent pill dropboxes for disposal of prescription medications.

 

The drop boxes, which look similar to mailboxes, are the latest effort of the 525 Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription pill addiction.
 

Co-founder, Becky Savage says placing the boxes inside the supermarkets makes disposing of prescription medication safe and convenient.