New Home Opioid Disposal Program Launched

On Tuesday, August 22, Attorney General Andy Beshear launched the Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program, the state’s first initiative to allow Kentuckians to safely dispose of opioid medications at home. The program involves the drug deactivation pouch, Deterra, which allows Kentuckians to dispose of their unused prescription opioids in a completely safe and environmentally friendly manner. The program will begin with a pilot project that will provide 50,000 drug deactivation pouches in four Kentucky counties – Floyd, Henderson, McCracken, and Perry – and will be included in Beshear’s statewide work with Kentucky’s seniors and faith-based communities. The attorney general is working with the sheriffs in the four counties to distribute the pouches to local residents and organizations who are disposing of prescription drugs.

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