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Dispose of Your Old Prescription Meds on Drug Take Back Day

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Topeka – Safely disposing of prescription medications is important when preventing abuse and accidents, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday.

He encouraged Kansans to take advantage of the free disposal opportunities available on Saturday as part of the National Drug Take Back Day.

"Accidental or intentional misuse of prescription drugs can be prevented through safe storage and disposal," Schmidt said. "I encourage all Kansans to take advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of medications that are no longer needed by visiting their local drop-off sites this Saturday."

The National Drug Take Back Day is coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with local and state law enforcement agencies. Since the program began in 2010, Kansans have turned in more than 12 tons of medications.

Drop-off locations can be found by visiting the attorney general's website at www.ag.ks.gov, and clicking on the "Got Drugs?" banner.

Nebraska will participate in the drug take back on Saturday as well. To find a location near you visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ and click on the "location site near you" banner.

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