Poison Control Center Hotline – 800.222.1222
Prescription Drug Disposal Locations – KY Office Of Drug Control Policy
Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations – US DOJ Diversion Control Division
Protect Your Children: Store & Use Medicines Safely – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
KIPRC and KCH are distributing medicine lock boxes to targeted health care providers across the state — contact email@example.com for more information about medication lock boxes available for free in Kentucky.
Tip: Use reminder tools (like calendars or an alarm on your phone) to remember when to take or give medication instead of leaving it out.
Tip: Keep prescriptions, over the counter medication, and vitamins in their original, child-resistant containers and up and away at all times.
Tip: If you have guests, remind them to never leave loose pills or liquid medication on tables or counters.
Tip: Talk to your children about what medication is and why you must be the one to give it to them.
Thank you to Safe Kids Worldwide and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for providing content.
This publication was supported by Grant or Cooperative Agreement number NU17CE924971, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
1 Salzman, M, Cruz, L., Nairn, S., Bechmann, S., Karmakar, R. & Baumann, B.M. (2019). The prevalence of modifiable parental behaviors associated with inadvertent pediatric medication ingestions. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 20(2), 269-277.
2 Kentucky Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel 2020 Annual Report