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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 October 20, 2022
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
TOPS REMINDS COMMUNITY OF DRUGDROP –OFF LOCATIONS DURING 22ND ANNUAL NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Saturday, October 29 marks the 22nd Annual National Drug Take Back Day hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). As this day approaches Tops Friendly Markets would like to remind the community that all 50 of its Pharmacy locations are approved drop-off locations for prescription drugs. Working alongside the Department of Environmental Conservation, shoppers will find clearly designated disposal bins located in the Tops pharmacy department where they can dispose of their unused and unwanted medications. “Every year Tops is pleased to be a part of the Annual National Drug Take Back Day events in the communities we serve,” said Matthew Hamed, director of Pharmacy operations for Tops Friendly Markets. “We want to help be a part of the solution and are pleased to help not only on October 29 but year round. Proper disposal of unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications helps not only protect our environment, but more importantly saves lives.” The last National Drug Take Back day, hosted in April 2022 saw over 721,093 lbs. (360 Tons) of medication recovered. Since the program’s inception in 2010, 15.9 million pounds of medication across the US have been properly disposed of. Returning prescription drugs at any one of the 50 Tops Friendly Markets locations can be done safely and anonymously year round during normal pharmacy hours. To find a Tops nearest you visit Tops Friendly Markets - Store Locator - NY (topsmarkets.com)

About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com

 

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