Let’s keep our kids, families, friends, and community safe! Bring your expired or unused prescription and over the counter medicine to Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton, NC. For more information contact Whitney McFarland, Health Educator – Robeson County Health Department at 910.671.3442.
In a press release issued this week by the NC Department of Insurance:
Commissioner Mike Causey encourages North Carolinians to safely dispose of unused or expired medications during National Poison Prevention Week, March 19-25, 2017, at one of the Operation Medicine Drop events around the state.”
According to the press release:
Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning, with more than 64,000 children going to an emergency room for medicine poisoning each year, according to a study by Safe Kids Worldwide. That’s one child every eight minutes.”