Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) Foundation reported the release of its KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Program. It is a new program that is focused on reducing medication misuse, drug accessibility, and accidental poisoning among adolescents and children. Funded by the foundation’s KidCents program, it offers law enforcement organizations in communities served by company with free medication disposal units for folks to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Jocelyn Konrad, the EVP of Pharmacy with Rite Aid, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl and Spokane Mayor David Condon will officially release the KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Plan at a press conference. Konrad expressed that through KidCents and by associating with local law enforcement agencies, they have come up with a solution to assist resolve drug abuse and accidental poisonings, which pose a grave threat to the safety, health and well-being of country’s young people.
Preliminary feedback from law enforcement organization in their pilot markets has been promising and they continue to witness strong interest in their program. They look forward to associating with law enforcement agencies to get disposal units to the communities they serve, achieving The Rite Aid Foundation’s objective of improving the wellbeing and health of kids.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers expressed that the cycle of drug abuse and addiction is heartbreaking. It’s something they continue to know about as they meet with individuals all across Eastern Washington. No one can combat this battle alone nor should they are required to. Solving this issue in their community will need the collaboration of law enforcement, outreach, and local government and advocacy groups. Rodgers applaud the foundation efforts for advancing the “KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Program” and getting it to Spokane to help combat back against drug abuse and addiction prevalent in community.