2013 News Releases

AG Schmidt: Safe disposal keeps drugs out of the wrong hands

Release Date: Apr 22, 2013

TOPEKA – (April 22, 2013) – Safely disposing of prescription medications is key to preventing abuse and accidents, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. He encouraged Kansans to take advantage of the free disposal opportunities coming up this Saturday, April 27, 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.

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