Operation Medicine Drop Ends Saturday, March 22

Operation Medicine Drop, part of the  National Poison Prevention Week, March 16-22, allows the public to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

A partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina (housed within the N.C. Department of Insurance), the State Bureau of Investigation, Riverkeepers Alliance and other local agencies, Operation Medicine Drop has retrieved and destroyed more than 52.8 million dosages of medications over the past four years.

Proper disposal of unused or old medicine reduces the threat of an accidental overdose or contamination of the state’s waterways. Disposal sites are set up across the state.

To find a take-back event or permanent drop box near you, go to www.ncsafekids.org

 
 

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