Prescription drug take back event Thursday, March 21 at Asheville Outlets

Press release from N.C. Department of Insurance:

ASHEVILLE – Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey invites the public to drop off their unused medication at our Operation Medicine Drop prescription drug take back event so it can be properly disposed of and kept out of the wrong hands.

WHO:      Chief State Fire Marshal and Assistant Commissioner Brian Taylor, Safe Kids

N.C. Director Shannon Bullock, local law enforcement officials, Drug

Enforcement Agency, State Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice



WHAT:     Prescription Drug Take-Back event (Operation Medicine Drop)


WHERE:  Asheville Outlet Mall

                   800 Brevard Road, Asheville, N.C. 28806


WHEN:     Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


WHY:         Prescription drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury death – for the

first time, it surpasses motor vehicle deaths. Operation Medicine Drop aims

to keep unused drugs out of the wrong hands and out of our water and



About Safe Kids North Carolina

Safe Kids North Carolina is dedicated to preventing childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in North Carolina. For more information, contact coordinator Shannon Bullock at 919.647.0081 or

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