Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kentucky expands list of permanent locations for safe disposal of unneeded or expired prescription medications

Gov. Steve Beshear announced at present so as to Kentucky at the moment has 149 undeviating prescription drug disposal locations in 97 counties anywhere Kentuckians can safely dispose of unused or expired medications in order to help hold back the state's prescription drug abuse difficult.

“The personal property of prescription drug abuse are devastating to our families and our communities,” Beshear thought in a news announce. “Medications, when they are nix longer desirable in support of their prescribed purposes, be supposed to be disposed of suitably to reduce their hazard of being diverted and abused . . . "

Counties with undeviating disposal boxes are publicized on the atlas under in untrained. The boxes are monitored to ensure safe drug disposal and are located in law enforcement buildings. There are two pending locations, single in Ohio County and single in Franklin County, as publicized in light blue. The 23 counties in white act not allow undeviating disposal locations.

“One in five of our Kentucky youth has abused prescription medication in support of an off-label objective, and so as to abuse is preparatory in the home-based whilst children allow access to their parents’ unused or expired pest medications,” Attorney General Jack Conway thought in the news announce.

The disposal boxes are funded by Kentucky Agency in support of Substance Abuse Policy, Operation Unite, Kentucky League of Cities and state and area law enforcement agencies, says the announce.

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