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Operation Medicine Drop: Combatting Medication Misuse in North Carolina Communities

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
Operation Medicine Drop, in partnership with ECU Health, collects prescription drugs for disposal

The campaign Operation Medicine Drop provides the community with a safe and convenient way to dispose of their prescription and over-the-counter medications. Since its inception in 2010, it has successfully incinerated over 266 million pills collected through both permanent drop boxes and events held across North Carolina.

Lillie Malpass, the executive director at PCCSU, emphasizes the importance of medication disposal events in keeping the community safe. By providing resources such as lockboxes for medications, these events help prevent medications from ending up in the wrong hands, particularly those of youth and children. Community organizations have partnered with Operation Medicine Drop to ensure that such resources are available to the public.

Local sheriff’s offices, police departments, and some fire departments maintain permanent medication drop boxes for those who may have missed an event. This ongoing effort highlights the commitment of various agencies to provide safe and secure disposal options for the public.

Operation Medicine Drop is a collaborative effort between Safe Kids North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the State Bureau of Investigation. This partnership underscores their shared commitment to promoting safe medication disposal practices and protecting the well-being of communities and environments alike.

By Samantha Jones

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