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Kansans dispose of 6 tons of medicines

Drug take-back events keep old meds from being abused

 TOPEKA — Barton County residents pitched in 200 pounds of unused medicines as they joined all Kansans in safely disposing over six tons of medications during the Oct. 28 National Drug Take-Back Day, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday.

Kansas law enforcement officers collected 13,337 pounds of medicines at 87 locations throughout the state during, according to a report from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. During a drug take-back effort in April, another 16,31 pounds ere collected.

The October and April totals are up from 13,894 in April and 10,574 in October last year. There has ...


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