North Carolina Requesting Unused drugs be turned in

A joint effort involving the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the North Carolina National Guard resulted in the collection of 26,020 pounds of unused prescription medications as part of Operation Medicine Drop’s Fall Take Back Event, and the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

That translates into approximately 19.5 million dosage units thanks to the citizens of North Carolina who continue to fill drop boxes across the state at pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, police departments and sheriffs’ offices with unused or expired medications. The next coordinated Operation Medicine Drop event will take place in the spring of 2023. You can visit for more information and to find a drop box near you.

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