Effort to help combat prescription drug diversion and misuse in Hawaiʻi
WHO: Representative John Mizuno, Chair, House Committee on Health
WHAT: Installation of drug disposal units at 17 Longs Drugs Stores completed
WHEN: Friday, September 27
WHERE: Longs Drugs
Kamehameha Shopping Center
1620 North School St.
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – State Representative John Mizuno, author of HB1272 which was signed into law as Act 183, allows for such drug take back in Hawaiʻi. Mizuno will join representatives from CVS Pharmacy to announce the completed installation of drug disposal units in 17 Longs Drugs stores across the State, including nine on Oʻahu.
The disposal program is designed to help address the diversion and misuse of unwanted or unneeded prescription medication -- including opioids.
"We need to make sure that prescription drugs that are no longer needed by the patients they were meant for are disposed of properly and don't fall into the wrong hands," said Mizuno (Kalihi Valley, Kamehameha Heights, portion of Lower Kalihi). "I want to thank CVS and Longs Drugs for supporting this program to help our residents."