Prescription Drug Toss This Weekend Across The U.S.

by Rick Howlett on September 24, 2010

(Thanks to Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio)

People who want to get rid of old prescription or other medications have a chance to do so safely this weekend.

Police across the country are sponsoring the Take Back Initiative, which allows people to drop off unwanted or expired drugs.

Kentucky State Police Lieutenant David Jude says the drugs will be accepted from 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday at locations around the state.

“One of the things that makes this program unique is that it’s free, and that it’s anonymous. And we’re not going to be asking for identification. We’re not going to be asking any questions with it.   The only thing we’re asking that if you’ll bring your medication, and let us dispose of it properly.”

The drugs can be disposed of at any Kentucky State Police post. In Lousiville, the dropoff sites are Jewish Hospital Southwest, Jefferson Mall and Olympia Park Plaza.

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Jane Peters September 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

It would be nice if there was a place that took old medications 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. Maybe similar to the way library books are dropped off when the library is closed. I’ve been holding on to old medications for years because I’m afraid to flush them, or throw them away in the trash. And the drug drop off sites aren’t open long enough, and they seem too far away.

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