Erie County medicine timer program combats heroin epidemic

Area students are handing out free medicine timer caps at local events for a second year.

An Erie County program aims to give people a better idea of what goes on in their medicine cabinets.

Now in its second year, “Project: It’s Time!” gave away about 2,500 timer caps for prescription bottles in 2016 and received another 5,000 to give away for free at local events and festivals this year, said Davina Knight, the project coordinator.