590 pounds of unused medications collected in Wichita

Prescription drugs (KSN File Photo)
Prescription drugs (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – The “National Take Back” initiative, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration was held on April 26, 2014.

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office personnel supervised three drop off locations between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A combined total of 590 pounds of expired or unused medications were collected in the Sedgwick County area.

In Ellis County, the sheriff’s department collected 147 pounds of unused prescriptions.

Many citizens may not be aware of how to properly dispose of their unused medications. The “National Take Back” initiative offers citizens a safe way to dispose of these medications.

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