What To Do With Unused Medicine. 

Today’s opioid epidemic is lurking inside our home medicine cabinets. That’s where family and friends can get access to the majority of
abused prescription drugs, especially opioids. Help us battle our state’s deadly crisis by cleaning out prescription drugs you no longer need. Simply drop them off at one of these convenient collection sites Saturday, April 28.

Drop Off Locations

Saturday, April 28th

Winter Park Pharmacy
10 am to 2 pm

5220 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC  28403

Triangle Pharmacy
10 am to 2 pm

1700 East Highway 54
Durham, NC  27713

McDowell Family Pharmacy
9 am to 1 pm

2668 Hwy 70 W
Marion, NC  28752

Asheville Pharmacy
9 am to 1 pm

76 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC  28801

Falls River Pharmacy
10 am to 2 pm 

10930 Raven Ridge Road
Suite 109
Raleigh, NC  27614 






Find other locations that dispose of your old medications year round!




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