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National Drug Take-Back Day events are this weekend

October 19, 2020 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this weekend, and events are scheduled to collect unwanted medications.

Kentucky has taken more than 163,000 pounds of unwanted prescription medications at drug take-back events and locations during the last nine years, the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says.

This week’s event is Saturday. To find a nearby collection site, visit takebackday.dea.gov. Kentucky drug disposal locations can be found at the Office of Drug Control Policy’s website.

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Drug Take-Back Day offers a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs and education about the potential of abuse of medications, the agency says.