Walmart Takes on Opioid Crisis by Offering Free Disposal Solution


Walmart will become the first national drug chain to offer a free opioid disposal option at all of its pharmacy locations.

The company is teaming up with DisposeRx, on a solution that consists of a small packet with a FDA-safe chemical blend that lets patients dispose of any leftover medications in the trash.

Combined with warm water, the blend converts medications into a non-divertible and biodegradable gel.

As part of its efforts to address the crisis, Walmart will also provide ongoing counseling to prescription customers at its 4,700 pharmacy locations.