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Take-back effort lands 450 pounds of unused drugs

Published on -10/29/2013, 1:35 PM

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Lawrence and Douglas County residents disposed of more than 450 pounds of unused prescription drugs over the weekend during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/19PX2CL) reports more than 160 people dropped off unwanted drugs in Lawrence on Saturday in an event that happens twice a year in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Abuse of prescription medications has been identified as one of the nation's top drug problems.

As part of the effort to remove unwanted or unused drugs from local medicine cabinets, Douglas County Sheriff's Office also has been running an ongoing take-back service since July.

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