Operation Medicine Drop

What is Operation Medicine Drop?

The opioid epidemic is not only a National crisis but a North Carolina crisis as well. An average of 4 people per day are dying from overdose in NC with 79% of those deaths involving some type of opioid. Drugs not properly disposed of may end up getting into the wrong hands or end up in our water system.

Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) is a FREE drug take-back program that gives people a safe and secure way to dispose of unwanted over-the counter and prescription medications.

Since the first NC drug take-back event in 2010 the program has:

  • Collected more than 232 million pills;
  • Supported over 3893 events;
  • Assisted in the placement of over 452 drop boxes locations

Operation Medicine Drop Pills Incinerated Chart

OMD Public Service Announcement

HRSA Poison Help Line 1-800-222-1222

Simple Steps to Safe Medicine Storage