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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Walgreens Continues to Expand Drug Take Back Programs

Jul 30, 2018
Press Release
Hultgren to Attend Local Take Back Kiosk Unveiling in Huntley

McHenry, IL – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) will attend the unveiling of a new local drug take back kiosk on Thursday, August 2nd.

The event, which will begin at 9:00 a.m., will be held at the Walgreens on Princeton in Huntley.

“It is so important to have a place to properly dispose of medications. How often do we let old prescriptions sit in our medicine cabinets, often times past the point where we still need them. How frequently do we even forget what the prescription was originally for? By having a convenient and safe method of disposal we can do our part to ensure that medications are not falling into the wrong hands and that they aren’t a temptation to our own family members, our children, our children’s friends even. Opioid abuse and drug addiction in Illinois is an ever growing concern, and what Walgreens is doing is so important to getting highly addictive medications out of the home and disposed of in the correct way.”

Rep. Hultgren has made combating opioid abuse in northern Illinois a top priority. He hosted the United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams at a Community Leadership Forum in May of this year. He has also convened meetings with local emergency first responders, health care leaders and providers as well as state and local government officials, and released a Community Action Plan to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse. Learn more: https://hultgren.house.gov/heroin.

WHAT:                 Unveiling of Local Walgreens Drug Take Back Kiosk

WHO:                   Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14)

WHEN:                 Thursday, August 2nd

                                9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:               Walgreens

                                12000 Princeton Drive

                                Huntley, IL 60142