Operation Medicine Drop, in partnership with ECU Health, collects prescription drugs for disposal

Since 2010, Operation Medicine Drop has been providing a safe and convenient way for the public to dispose of their prescription and over-the-counter medications. This campaign has successfully incinerated over 266 million pills collected through both permanent drop boxes and more than 4,000 events held across North Carolina.

Community organizations have partnered with Operation Medicine Drop to ensure that the public has access to resources such as lockboxes for medications. This helps prevent medications from falling into the wrong hands, particularly those of youth and children. Local sheriff’s offices, police departments, and some fire departments maintain permanent medication drop boxes for those who may have missed an event.

Operation Medicine Drop is a collaborative effort involving Safe Kids North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the State Bureau of Investigation. These agencies share a commitment to promoting safe medication disposal practices and protecting the well-being of the community and the environment. Lillie Malpass, executive director at PCCSU emphasized the importance of these medication disposal events in keeping communities safe by preventing medications from ending up in the wrong hands.

The partnership between these agencies underscores their shared commitment to keeping communities safe from the potential dangers of improper medication disposal. The campaign’s ongoing efforts to provide safe and secure disposal options highlight this commitment.

By Samantha Johnson

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