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KSP Post 2 Madisonville, KSP Post 16 Henderson Participating in National “Take Back” Initiative Program

KSP Post 2 Madisonville, KSP Post 16 Henderson Participating in National “Take Back” Initiative Program

Bill Stephens

October 21st, 2016

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If you need to dispose of your prescription medications…Saturday will be great time for you to clean out your medicine cabinet during the Kentucky State Police and Drug Enforcement Administration’s National “Take Back” Initiative program.

Kentucky State Police indicates this is the 12th National Prescription ‘Take Back’ day they have participated in. Since the program’s inception in September 2010, KSP Posts have collected nearly 10-thousand pounds of prescription drugs.

KSP says the program is free and anonymous and is designed to be easy for you to use. They offer the following tips to those interested in participating:

– Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
– All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. You need to ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent any leakage.
– Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted.
– And illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

KSP says collection activities for potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs will take place Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the KSP Post 2 in Madisonville, located on the Western Kentucky Parkway, as well as KSP Post 16 in Henderson, located at 8415 US 41 South in Henderson.

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