TOPEKA – (April 23, 2018) – Law enforcement officers at locations across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, April 28, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. Since the Drug Take-Back Day program began in 2010, more than 65 tons of unwanted medications have been collected and destroyed in Kansas alone. “Unused medications are dangerous for kids, pets and the environment,” Schmidt said. “Diversion of opioid painkillers, in particular, can contribute to the misuse of these drugs that has become a serious nationwide problem. Getting leftover medicines out...
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Law enforcement agencies to collect unused medications Saturday