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Wisconsin takes in more than 30 tons of medication

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin attorney general Josh Kaul announced Tuesday the state’s Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 26 resulted in collecting 60,472 pounds of medication.

“This successful Drug Take Back collection reflects the commitment of people across the state to fighting substance abuse,” Kaul said in a news release. “Thanks to the many Wisconsinites who are helping to prevent unused and unwanted medications from being diverted.”

The effort was the second largest collection in the nation, according to the release — with only Texas collecting more medication, according to inform...