August 20, 2014

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Ky. increases permanent RX disposal locations

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday, August 28 that Kentucky now has 149 permanent prescription drug disposal locations in 97 counties, creating more opportunities for residents to safely dispose of unused, unneeded or expired medications.

“The effects of prescription drug abuse are devastating to our families and our communities,” Gov. Beshear said. “Medications, once they are no longer needed for their prescribed purposes, should be disposed of properly to reduce their risk of being diverted and abused. With nearly 150 disposal locations around the state, it’s easier for Kentuckians to properly discard of these medications.”