Mission Health sites host drug take back event

Press release from HCA Healthcare North Carolina Division, Mission Health:

Mission Health is partnering with local law enforcement agencies on Saturday, October 29, to host Crush the Crisis, a prescription drug take-back event.

HCA Healthcare is committed to bringing frontline solutions to curb the tide of opioid misuse and addiction in the communities that we proud to serve. On Saturday, anyone in the community can safely and anonymously drop off unused and expired medication for proper disposal.

HCA Healthcare’s Crush the Crisis events across the country will align with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

During last year’s event, Mission Heath collected 110 pounds of unused and expired medication as part of Crush the Crisis.

Here are our participating collection sites:

Mission Hospital

1 Hospital Drive. Asheville, NC 28801

Across from the main campus on the north side

10 am – 2 pm EST

Angel Medical Center, front entrance of Angel Medical Center at 124 One Center Court in Franklin

10 a.m. – noon

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, 78 Broad Street in Spruce Pine, near the campus of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

10 a.m. – noon

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, front entrance of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital at 190 Hospital Drive in Highlands

10 a.m. – noon

Mission Hospital McDowell, 500 Rankin Drive in Marion, at the rear of the Mission Hospital McDowell campus

10 a.m. – noon

Transylvania Regional Hospital, front entrance of Transylvania Regional Hospital at 260 Hospital Drive in Brevard

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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