Kansas disposed of over 9-tons of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription meds during National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 24th.
According to a report from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Kansas law enforcement officers across the state collected over 18,880 pounds of medicines at 124 locations. This was the largest amount of medications collected in Kansas since the event began in 2010.
“Safe storage and proper disposal are the keys to preventing the accidental or intentional misuse of prescription medications,” Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a Tuesday press release. “Kansans continue to recognize the importance of safely disposing of their unused medicines during these Drug Take-Back events.”
Kansans have safely destroyed a total of 221,914 pounds of medications in the 20 collection days that have been organized since 2010.