Benzer Pharmacy Spearheads Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse Using PharmaLink’s RxTakeBack®

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A safe and responsible disposal solution for prescription drugs

Benzer Pharmacy today announced that it will lead the fight against prescription drug abuse using PharmaLink’s RxTakeBack® program.

Benzer Pharmacy now offers a service that allows patients to dispose of unwanted/expired medications. Patients can now safely dispose of prescription drugs at Benzer Pharmacy located at 2812 W. MLK Jr. Blvd Tampa, FL 33607 and 1960 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062.

“Benzer Pharmacy, the fastest growing independent pharmacy in America, is viewed as a pillar of respect in the communities we serve. With the RxTakeBack kiosks, we can now mitigate prescription drug abuse, ensure there is zero percent landfill waste, and eliminate groundwater contamination,” explains Wendy Cavanaugh, Clinical Coordinator at Benzer Pharmacy.

Last year, Benzer Pharmacy introduced ‘Dispose My Meds’ a prescription drug take-back program, in partnership with the National Community Pharmacists Association.

“Dispose My Meds drug take-back program, however, was only available for non-controlled medications, but with the addition of the RxTakeBack program, individuals can safely and conveniently dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances and over-the-counter medications, at no cost,” says Emah Madegwa, Media and PR Manager at Benzer Pharmacy.

Benzer Pharmacy’s aim is to showcase its leadership in protecting the environment and preventing medication misuse by ensuring the safe and proper handling of medications, from dispensing to disposal.

The RxTakeBack kiosks at Benzer pharmacies will be available during regular pharmacy hours in the two locations in Tampa and Pompano Beach, Florida. This will be one of the best ways to ensure medications are not accidentally used or intentionally misused by someone else.

The relationship between our pharmacists and patients is based on trust and the confidence that healthcare is delivered safely and efficiently.

“Benzer Pharmacy welcomes everyone in the community to come and talk to our pharmacists about their prescriptions and how to store, use and dispose of them properly,” concludes Wendy.

PharmaLink’s RxTakeBack® program provides pharmacies with an innovative method to safely comply with the requirements of the DEA Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010.  


Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail pharmacies specializing in compounding and specialty medication. The first Benzer Pharmacy was opened in year 2009. There are currently over 50 locations throughout Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Nevada and Louisiana. The pharmacy is projected to grow rapidly in-order to reach more customers and to make sure their experiences match their expectations. 

Benzer Pharmacy earned position 1500 in the 2015 Inc. 5000 list for the fastest growing 
private company in America, earned position 39 out of 100 in the 2015 Florida Fast 100 for the fastest-growing private companies in Florida, earned position 67 out of 200 in the 2015 TBBJ 200, Tampa Bay’s largest private companies, voted favorite pharmacy in the 2015 Best of Fuquay Varina in North Carolina, and achieved PCAB compounding accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). All Benzer Pharmacy medications require a doctor's prescription.  For more information:

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