Monday, March 11, 2013

Operation Medicine Drop

Operation Medicine Drop provides the public with an opportunity to prevent poisonings, drug abuse and theft, as well as protect our waters by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. The public can anonymously drop off prescription, veterinary, and over-the-counter medications.

Locally, Operation Medicine Drop is sponsored by Duke and Durham Regional Hospitals and their Pharmacies, local law enforcement, the Museum of Life and Science, and Safe Kids Durham County.

Wanda Boone, Together for Resilient Youth and Mark Sullivan, the Chronic Pain Initiative – Northern Piedmont Community Care Network and many others work on this issue throughout the year. For more information, contact: Wanda Boone, T.R.Y Coalition, DurhamNCTRY@aol.com and mark.sullivan@duke.edu

March 2013 Local Drop Off Sites

March 22nd
Duke University Hospital North Lobby 6:30am-10am
Duke University Hospital South Lobby 10:30am-3pm
Durham Regional Hospital 9:30am-2:30pm

March 23rd, 10am-2pm
Kroger, 202 W Hwy 54, Durham
Kroger, 3457 Hillsborough Rd, Durham
Central Pharmacy, 2609 N. Duke St., Durham
Kerr Drug, 1812 Holloway St, Durham
Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave, Durham
Triangle Pharmacy, 4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham

TIP - There is a permanent drop box at Durham Police Department Headquarters 505 W. Chapel Hill St. You may drop off your unused drugs there.

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