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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Local Spring Cleaning in the Medicine Cabinet

It's not even like we're medication fiends - not one person in our house takes anything regularly (which fact boggles friends in the medical profession) - but still, we have collected quite a cache of unwanted and expired meds we don't know how to dispose of safely.

...But now we do! YAY!

Operation Medicine Drop
Sunday, March 20
2-4 PM

Citizens can turn in expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, no questions asked, on Sunday, March 20, during Operation Medicine Drop.

Medications will be accepted from 2 to 4 p.m. at the parking lot of the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. All drop-offs will be anonymous.

Operation Medicine Drop is being sponsored by the Winston-Salem Police Department and Northwest Piedmont Chapter of Safe Kids NC in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26.

Operation Medicine Drop is a safe way to get rid of unwanted medications, which in turn helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse, and protects water quality. Flushing medications down the toilet or throwing them away creates safety and health hazards.

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs will be accepted. A pharmacist will be available to answer any questions about the medicines that citizens turn in, or that they have in their homes. Used needles and other biohazardous material will not be accepted.

Winston-Salem Police Department
Northwest Piedmont Chapter of Safe Kids NC
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