Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Gov. Beshear announces Kentucky to Take part in Rx Drug Take-back

take back3WESTERN Ky. (4/26/13) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Kentucky will again take part in a national prescription drug take-back program to safely dispose of unused, unneeded or expired medications.
 
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday at locations throughout the state. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked of people dropping off medications.
 
“My administration has made reducing prescription drug abuse a priority, and while we’ve made significant advances, the effects of this addiction are simply too devastating to become complacent,” 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.”
 
The Take-Back Day addresses vital public safety and public health issues: medicines left in home cabinets are susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, and studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
 
In addition, the initiative creates a safe, environmentally conscientious way to dispose of medications once they are no longer needed, since flushing the drugs down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards.
 
In total, the five previous DEA Take-Back events have removed more than 2 million pounds, or 1,018 tons, of prescription medications from circulation.
 
To find a collection site near them, residents can visit: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the office of Gov. Steve Beshear
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

In Other News...

Eastern 12U All-Stars Blank Grayson County

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (7/21/14) — The Owensboro Eastern 12U All-Stars limited tournament host Grayson County in the… Read More

Injury Collision in Lyon County

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (7/21/14) — The Kentucky State Police responded to an injury collision on I-24 near the 38 mile marker… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 17, 2014 5586

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 18, 2014 2744

Madisonville Man Arrested for Meth in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 17, 2014 2666

Beechmont Man Charged for Assaulting…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 17, 2014 2486

Madisonville Staples Locking Doors for…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
July 17, 2014 2448

One Hospitalized after Three-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 17, 2014 5586

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 18, 2014 2744

Madisonville Man Arrested for Meth in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 17, 2014 2486

Madisonville Staples Locking Doors for…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
July 17, 2014 2448

One Hospitalized after Three-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 19, 2014 916

Local Hip-Hop Artist, Marack, Talks About…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 17, 2014 1524

Portion of Daviess Street Closed Monday,…

in News by Sherry Girten
July 17, 2014 1512

Camp Superpower Students to Show Off…

in News by Beth Blandford
July 18, 2014 1387

Owensboro Police Department Reports…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 17, 2014 571

Owensboro Police Department Reports…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 18, 2014 384

Owensboro Begins Year-Long, Long Range…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 17, 2014 2666

Beechmont Man Charged for Assaulting…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 17, 2014 1974

Muhlenberg Woman Injured in Motorcycle…

in Top Stories by Trooper S. C. Recke
July 17, 2014 1864

Muhlenberg Prayer Vigil Held at County…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 18, 2014 1620

K9 Unit Helps Find Meth in Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 18, 2014 1527

Man Injured in Depoy Accident

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03