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Take advantage of Drug Takeback Day to clear the cabinet

You might want to mark your calendars for the 16th National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. The initiative calls attention to the potential of abuse of medication, and provides a safe, accessible and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs.

Residents of all ages are invited to drop off their pills, patches, vitamins, ointments and pet medications. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Take note: Needles, sharps and liquids will not be accepted.

There are numerous drop-off locations around the county. Enter your address to find the location closest to you.

If you are unable to drop off your medication on Saturday, there are two locations in Overland Park that accept meds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. They are Myron E. Scafe Justice Center, 12400 Foster St., just beyond the police lobby and Sanders Justice Center, 8500 Antioch Road, in the upper lobby. Drop-off is anonymous.

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