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Whitley County households to receive drug deactivation kits for expired, unneeded meds

Several steps have already been taken by the health department in the past few months, from providing “leave behind” kits with area first responders to rallying local government agencies and businesses for Naloxboxes to be placed in locations around the county that often have a high concentration of people. Both of the aforementioned items contain various medical items, including Naloxone—or Narcan—that can be administered in the case of a possible overdose event.

The next part of the health department’s initiative is targeting the risk of accidental overdoses as well as a variety of other potential hazards.

Deterra pouches are drug deactivation kits that can safely dispose of expired, unneeded and unused medications.