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Here's where to take your medicine this National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 01:27:05-04

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a Drug Enforcement Administration initiative that allows Americans to safely dispose of drugs that might otherwise be at risk of abuse.

Anyone with unused or expired opioids, amphetamines or other potentially addictive and dangerous drugs in their medicine cabinet can take them to the nearest drop-off location between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. They can also take the opportunity to dispose of unused medical items such as syringes, lancets, gets and patches.

During another Drug Take Back Day in April, law enforcement officers collected more than 25,000 pounds on unused or expired prescription drugs, according to a news release.

The event is co-hosted by Kroger and Cardinal Health, and intended to cut down on prescription drug abuse by removing access to unused prescriptions in a safe and controlled way.

A complete list of drop-off locations is available in this online database. Just enter your ZIP code, city or county to see drop-off points near you.

The following Kroger locations will also have teams collecting the items:

  • 880 W Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
  • 635 Chestnut Drive, Walton, KY 41094
  • 575 Harry Sauner Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133
  • 7300 Yankee Road, Middletown, OH 45044
  • 4303 Winston Avenue, Latonia, KY 41015
  • 1034 State Road 229 North, Batesville, IN 47006
  • 381 Market Square Drive, Maysville, KY 41056
  • 4777 Kenard Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45232
  • 2310 Ferguson Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238
  • 1751 Patrick Drive, Burlington, KY 41005
  • 1425 Columbus Avenue, Lebanon, OH 45036
  • 9001 US Highway 42, Union, KY 41091
  • 7685 Mall Road, Florence, KY 41042
  • 780 Northwoods Blvd., Vandalia, OH 45377
  • 210 Sterling Run Blvd., Mt. Orab, OH 45154
  • 1095 South Main Street, Centerville, OH 45459
  • 2917 Alex Bell Road, Dayton, OH 45459