Need to dispose of unused prescriptions? Now you can Google Map it
There is always this quandary: You have a surgery or a pain crisis, your doctor prescribes you something and then you're left with half a bottle of narcotics after you've healed.
Now Google wants to help you figure out what to do with excess prescription drugs. If you type in "drug drop off near me" or "medication disposal near me" into the Google Maps search, it will show nearby medication disposal sites.
We tried it and it found some Walgreens stores that will take my unused prescriptions, no questions asked.
Google worked with Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CVS, Walgreens and state governments to find these safe disposal sites.
In a press release, Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Ed Simcox said, "By bringing opioid disposal site information to Google Maps, Americans are only a search away from helping to address the opioid crisis. This type of consumer empowerment — providing easily accessible data — is the kind of innovation needed to improve healthcare."
Goggle Maps builds on Drug Take Back Days that places like Travis County Constables offered once or twice a year. Now any time of year you can safely dispose of prescription drugs.