Kansans safely dispose of more than 6 tons of medicines

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TOPEKA – (November 7, 2017) – Kansans safely disposed of more than six tons of unused medicines during last month’s National Drug Take-Back Day, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Kansas law enforcement officers collected 13,337 pounds of medicines at 87 locations throughout the state during the October 28 event, according to a report from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. “Safe storage and proper disposal are the keys to preventing the accidental or intentional misuse of medications,” Schmidt said. “Kansans continue to recognize the importance of safely disposing of their unused medicines during these semi-annual Drug Take-Back events. I appreciate the leadership of the DEA and local law enforcement agencies in providing...

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