TOPEKA – (May 4, 2018) – Kansans safely disposed of more than eight tons of unused and unwanted medicines during this past Saturday’s National Drug Take-Back Day, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Kansas law enforcement officers collected 17,230 pounds of medicines at 112 locations throughout the state during the event, according to a report from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. This was the single largest collection day in Kansas since the program began in 2010. “Safe storage and proper disposal are the keys to preventing the accidental or intentional misuse of prescription medications,” Schmidt said. “Kansans continue to recognize the importance of safely disposing of their unused medicines during these semi-annual...
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Kansans safely dispose of more than 8 tons of unused medicines