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Suspicious white powder mailed to an Iowa hospital was not dangerous

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A suspicious white powder put officials on alert at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines Wednesday.

A suspicious white powder was mailed to the hospital's pharmacy with no return address.

The powder turned out not to be dangerous; in fact, it came from a pill.

Officials say someone had mailed it in, wanting a refill of that medication, but in the delivery process, the capsule was crushed, releasing the medicine inside.

HAZMAT officials say employees said even though it turned out to be a false alarm, employees did the right thing by calling it in.

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