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 Shannon.Bullock@ncdoi.gov.