Prescription Medication Drop-Off Events

Several counties will host events in the coming days where you can get rid of prescription medicine that you don't want or need anymore.

The North Carolina Attorney General says prescription drugs are the second most abused drug among young people. According to the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner's office, poisoning from prescription medications is on the rise in North Carolina. Since 1999 more than 75 percent of all unintentional poisonings were caused by prescription or over-the-counter medications.

"During Poison Prevention Week, March 14-20, Operation Medicine Drop will host nearly 200 take-back events statewide where the public can drop off prescriptions or over-the-counter products that may have expired or are unused," said Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. "Every Operation Medicine Drop event will have a law enforcement partner that will help North Carolinians dispose of their medications in a safe and secure way."

To view the list of events in each county, click here.

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