Safely toss old drugs during Operation Medicine Drop
Posted October 24, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina residents are invited to dispose of old prescriptions and over-the-counter medications during an event Saturday aimed and keeping unused drugs out of the hands of young people.
Operation Medicine Drop is an effort by national, state and local law enforcement agencies to cut down on prescription drug abuse by offering a safe way for residents to dispose of medicines they no longer need.
“Prescription drugs are leading to more overdose deaths in North Carolina, especially among young people,” North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a statement. “To protect your family, clean out your medicine cabinet and dispose of old medications at an event near you.”
More than 120 events are scheduled statewide. Some agencies are holding events on other dates, so consumers are encouraged to check the complete list of events for times and locations.