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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 24; disposal locations available across Kentucky

State Office of Drug Control Policy map, last updated Aug. 27, 2020 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 24. Special locations will be open in most states to make it easy and safe for people to dispose of their expired or unwanted medications, to keep them from falling into the wrong hands or being flushed into sewer systems, where they could cause unwanted effects. Most locations will...

KSP, DEA to team up to take back potentially dangerous prescription medicines on April 27

The Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are partnering on April 27 to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely. “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and health issue by providing a convenient way for citizens to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths,” said KSP...

Kentucky State Police, U.S. DEA to partner on April 28 for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are partnering on April 28 to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely. “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and health issue by providing a convenient way for citizens to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths,” said KSP...

Kentucky State Police team with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29

The Kentucky State Police is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017. “Prescription medications play an important role in the health of millions of Americans,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “However, leftover...