Drop off your unused and expired medications March 22

Prescription medicine bottlesBring your unused or expired medications and make a difference! Durham Regional will host Operation Medicine Drop from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm March 22.

Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies. By providing safe and secure ways for people to get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters and the environment.

When Durham Regional hosted Operation Medicine Drop last fall, volunteers collected more than 10,000 doses of medications, including controlled substances, prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs.

Other drop-off locations include Duke University Hospital and local pharmacies as well as Durham Police Department at 505 W. Chapel Hill Street, where there is a permanent drop box 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Learn more about Operation Medicine Drop.

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