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Prescription Drug Disposal Locations Are Now Viewable on Google Maps

As the opioid crisis has continued to roil the U.S., Google searches have spiked for terms such as “prescription drug disposal locations” and “drug drop off near me.” As a result, the search giant is rolling out a Google Maps feature to make it easy for people to quickly and safely dispose of their old prescription medications.

The new Google Maps feature shows drop-off locations that are open year-round, including pharmacies, hospitals, and government buildings. As of the launch on Thursday, there are 3,500 drop-off locations in seven states, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Google plans to expand the program in the coming weeks and months through its partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, state governments, and private sector partners, including CVS and Walgreens.