Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for Saturday
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement are teaming with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to encourage people to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is set for Saturday. It offers a safe way to dispose of medications, preventing potential abuse, addiction and overdose deaths. 

State police officials say collection activities will take place from 10 am through 2 pm Saturday at 16 locations across Kentucky, including Post 1 on Highway 45 in Hickory. Other locations are listed on the KSP website at the link below.

Paducah Police are also participating in the Drug Take Back. They will be at both Paducah Walmart locations from 10 am to 2 pm. 

The service is free, but only pills and patches will be accepted. No liquids, needles or sharps will be collected.

KSP officials cited a 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health that showed six million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from medicine cabinets.


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Published 05:56 AM, Wednesday Apr. 24, 2019
Updated 08:28 PM, Sunday Apr. 28, 2019

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