Kansans drop off 2.5 tons of old medications

By Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement took in more than 2.5 tons of unused or expired medications during a national day designed to take such medications out of circulation.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day brought in 5,334 pounds of drugs at 70 locations across Kansas on Sept. 29.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday the program has taken more than 2 million pounds of drugs in two years, including more than 12 tons in Kansas

Experts say flushing the drugs or throwing them away leads to safety and health problems.

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