Operation Medicine Drop slated

Mar. 11, 2013 @ 03:46 PM

Operation Medicine Drop will be held March 22-23 in Durham.

The purpose is to help prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse, preserve waterways and safely dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. 

People are urged to bring these medications to drop-off sites where the medications will be disposed of in a safe, non-hazardous manner. All drop-offs are anonymous. 

Drop-off locations are:

March 22

  • Duke University Hospital North Lobby, 2301 Erwin Road from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Duke University Hospital South Lobby, 200 Trent Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Durham Regional Hospital, 3643 N. Roxboro Road from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

  • Triangle Pharmacy, 4711 Hope Valley Road
  • Central Pharmacy, 2609 N. Duke St.
  • Museum of Life & Science, 433 W. Murray Ave.
  • Kroger Pharmacy, 202 West Highway 54
  • Kroger Pharmacy, 3457 Hillsborough Road
  • Kerr Drug, 1812 Holloway St.

For more information, visit http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/SafeKids/sk_OperationMedicineDrop.asp

In addition to Operation Medicine Drop, the Durham Police Department has installed a permanent drop box where people can discard expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications at any time.

The drop box is in the front lobby of Durham Police Headquarters, 505 W. Chapel Hill St. There is a desk officer on duty in the lobby 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

The medications will be disposed of in a safe and non-hazardous manner. All drop-offs are anonymous.