Beshear, CVS Health Announce Prescription Disposal Program In Kentucky

Mar 27, 2018

A national pharmacy chain has joined the fight against prescription drug addiction. WUKY’s Karyn Czar reports.

Credit Karyn Czar

CVS Pharmacies are now taking unwanted prescription drugs in an effort to stop the opioid epidemic. Kentucky’s Attorney General Andy Beshear said for far too long there were limited options to dispose of unused medications.

"CVS is making disposing of unused prescription medication so much easier." Beshear said at Tuesday's press conference.  "They have opened nine of the kiosks you see here today throughout the state and we certainly hope they will install many more.  This is a true step in the right direction.  It means every single person who comes into this facility has a safe way of disposing of their unused prescription medications."

Here in Lexington, units can be found at the CVS stores on Harrodsburg Road and the Todds Road location. Stores in Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Georgetown, Louisville and Paducah are also participating. 750 CVS Pharmacies are participating across the country.