Effort to curb prescription abuse set for Saturday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities are urging people to participate in a prescription drug roundup aimed at curbing addiction to pills commonly found in family medicine cabinets.

Attorney General Jack Conway says more than 70 collection sites have been designated across the state on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

Drug overdose deaths outnumber traffic fatalities in Kentucky.

State police say those participating can dispose of medications in their original containers. They can also remove the medication from the container and drop it into disposal boxes located at the drop off sites.

All solid dosage medication will be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original containers.

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