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Drug Take Back events scheduled for April 27

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WSIL -- If you've got a lot of expired medications, your opportunity to safely get rid of them is coming up. The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department, the Paducah Police Department, and Cardinal Health in coordination with Kroger will be holding Drug Take Back events Saturday, April 27.

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. Drug Take Back events will be at the health departments in both Marion (8160 Express Drive) and Benton (403 E. Park) from 9 a.m.- noon.

Turn in your used or expired medication for safe disposal.

They will accept:

  • Prescriptions
  • Over the counter pills
  • Vitamins
  • Liquid medications
  • Pet medicines

They cannot accept:

  • Needles and sharps
  • Mercury (thermometers)
  • Chemotherapy/ radioactive substances
  • Oxygen containers
  • Pressurized containers/ inhalers
  • Illicit drugs

The Paducah Police Department will hold its event at either Paducah Walmart location between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019.

They can accept:

  • pills and patches

They cannot accept:

  • liquids
  • needles or sharps

The Cardinal Health Foundation and Kroger will host drug take-back events at the Carbondale pharmacy from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The address of the Kroger is 501 N. Giant City Road.

Local law enforcement officers will be onsite to help participants securely dispose of their medications. Kroger pharmacy associates will offer free DisposeRx at-home medication disposal packets and will share educational resources from Generation Rx, the prevention education program created by the Cardinal Health Foundation and the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

You can click here to find drug take back events near you.

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