https://www.ncosfm.gov/ en Operation Medicine Drop Prescription Drug Take Back Event Friday in Raleigh https://www.ncosfm.gov/news/press-releases/2021/03/03/operation-medicine-drop-prescription-drug-take-back-event-friday-raleigh <span>Operation Medicine Drop Prescription Drug Take Back Event Friday in Raleigh</span> <time> <time datetime="2021-03-03T12:00:00Z">Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:00</time> </time> <span><span lang="" about="/users/lwall1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lwall1</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/03/2021 - 11:59</span> <div><p style="margin-bottom:12px">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 in Raleigh on Friday, March 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.</p> <p>The goal of Operation Medicine Drop is to make sure unused or expired medication can be properly disposed of and kept out of the wrong hands. </p> <p>With many families spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a very important time to remove unwanted drugs from the home.</p> <p>Dangerous prescription pills and medication could not only hurt our loved ones but wind up in our water system if not disposed of properly.</p> <p>An average of four people per day are dying from an overdose in North Carolina with 79% of those deaths involving some type of opioid.  Due, in part to take-back events like these, the number of overdoses has decreased in the last few years.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Since the first NC drug take-back event in 2010 the program has:</p> <ul> <li>Collected more than 232 million pills</li> <li>Supported over 3,893 events</li> <li>Assisted in the placement of over 452 drop box locations</li> </ul> <p>Here are the details for Friday’s event:</p> <address><strong>WHO</strong>:</address> <address>Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey, Safe Kids N.C. Director Shannon Bullock</address> <address> </address> <address><strong>WHAT</strong>:</address> <address>Prescription Drug Take-Back event (Operation Medicine Drop)</address> <address> </address> <address><strong>WHERE</strong>:</address> <address>Albemarle Building</address> <address>325 N. Salisbury Street</address> <address>Raleigh, N.C. 27603</address> <address> </address> <address><strong>WHEN</strong>:</address> <address>Friday, March 5, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.</address> <address>Media availability at 11:00 a.m.</address> <address> </address> <address><strong>WHY</strong>:</address> <address>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 environment.</address> <address> </address> <p>To assure safety, the OMD event in Raleigh will have drive-through options with social distancing in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.</p> <p><strong>About Safe Kids North Carolina</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/SafeKids/">Safe Kids North Carolina</a> is dedicated to preventing childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in North Carolina. For more information, contact Director Shannon Bullock at 919.647.0081 or <a href="mailto:Shannon.Bullock@ncdoi.gov">Shannon.Bullock@ncdoi.gov</a>.</p> </div> Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:59:46 +0000 lwall1 432 at https://www.ncosfm.gov Commissioner Mike Causey to host Operation Medicine Drop take-back event, present SAVE award during visit to Mecklenburg County https://www.ncosfm.gov/news/press-releases/2020/10/21/commissioner-mike-causey-host-operation-medicine-drop-take-back <span>Commissioner Mike Causey to host Operation Medicine Drop take-back event, present SAVE award during visit to Mecklenburg County</span> <time> <time datetime="2020-10-21T12:00:00Z">Wed, 10/21/2020 - 12:00</time> </time> <span><span lang="" about="/users/lwall1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lwall1</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:17</span> <div><p>North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey invites the public to drop off their unused or expired medication at an Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) prescription drug take-back event in Pineville on Thursday, October 22. The event's goal is to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands to prevent overdose or injury.  </p> <p>The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.at Carolina Place Mall’s main entrance, 11025 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville, N.C. Commissioner Causey will address the media at 11:00 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px">The Commissioner will also present a SAVE Award on a visit to the Pineville Volunteer Fire Department. Details on this award are embargoed until the visit on Thursday morning.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Here is the Commissioner's schedule for the day:</span></span></span></p> <address style="margin-bottom: 12px;"> <address> <address><strong>9:30 a.m. -- Tom Harmon State Farm Insurance Agency</strong></address> <address>7825 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Ste. 220, Charlotte, N.C. 28277</address> <address> </address> </address> <address> <address><strong>10:00 a.m. -- Hull &amp; Company Insurance Agency</strong></address> <address>11405 North Community House Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28277</address> <address> </address> </address> <address><strong>11:00 a.m. -- Operation Medicine Drop</strong></address> <address>Carolina Place Mall -- Main Entrance</address> <address>11025 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville, N.C. 28134</address> <address> </address> <address><strong>11:30 a.m. -- Pineville Volunteer Fire Department</strong></address> <address>108 Church St., Pineville, N.C. 28134</address> <address>SAVE Award presentation</address> <address> </address> <address><strong>12:30 p.m.-- Darin Morton Insurance Agency</strong></address> <address>618 Main St., Pineville N.C. 28134</address> <address> </address> </address> </div> Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:17:45 +0000 lwall1 359 at https://www.ncosfm.gov Operation Medicine Drop Prescription Drug Take Back Event Wednesday in Fuquay-Varina https://www.ncosfm.gov/news/press-releases/2020/10/19/operation-medicine-drop-prescription-drug-take-back-event-wednesday <span>Operation Medicine Drop Prescription Drug Take Back Event Wednesday in Fuquay-Varina</span> <time> <time datetime="2020-10-19T12:00:00Z">Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:00</time> </time> <span><span lang="" about="/users/lwall1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lwall1</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/19/2020 - 10:47</span> <div><p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey invites the public </span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">to drop off their unused medication at our Operation Medicine Drop prescription drug take back event in Fuquay Varina on Wednesday, October 21, so it can be properly disposed of and kept out of the wrong hands.   </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">With a lot of children spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a very important time to remove unwanted drugs from the home.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Dangerous prescription pills and medication could end up getting into the wrong hands or end up in our water system if not disposed of properly.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">An average of four people per day are dying from overdose in North Carolina with 79% of those deaths involving some type of opioid.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) is a <b>FREE</b> drug take-back program that gives people a safe and secure way to dispose of unwanted over-the counter and prescription medications.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Since the first NC drug take-back event in 2010 the program has:</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"> <address><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Collected more than 216 million pills</span></span></span></span></span></address> </li> <li style="margin-left:8px"> <address><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Supported over 3,800 events</span></span></span></span></span></address> </li> <li style="margin-left:8px"> <address><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Assisted in the placement of over 445 drop box locations</span></span></span></span></span></address> </li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Here are the details for Wednesday’s event:</span></span></span></p> <address><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><b><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">WHO</span></span></span></b></span></span></address> <address><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey, Safe Kids N.C. Director Shannon Bullock, </span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Chief Laura Fahnestock of Fuquay-Varina Police Department, </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Fuquay-Varina Police Department, and Safe Kids Wake County</span></span></span></address> <address> </address> <address style="margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 90px; text-indent: -67.5pt;"> <address><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><b><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">WHAT</span></span></span></b></span></span></address> <address><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Prescription Drug Take-Back event (Operation Medicine Drop)</span></span></span></span></span></address> </address> <address style="margin-left: 90px; text-indent: -67.5pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><b><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">WHERE</span></span></span></b>      </span></span></address> <address style="margin-left: 90px; text-indent: -67.5pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Fuquay-Varina Police Department</span></span></span></address> <address style="margin-left: 90px; text-indent: -67.5pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">401 Old Honeycutt Road, </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526</span></span></span></address> <address style="margin-left: 90px; text-indent: -67.5pt;"> </address> <address><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><b><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">WHEN</span></span></span></b></span></span></address> <address><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Wednesday, October 21 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. </span></span></span></span></span></address> <address><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Media availability at 2:00 p.m.</span></span></span></span></span></address> <address> </address> <address> <address><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><b><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">WHY</span></span></span></b></span></span></address> <address><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">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 environment.</span></span></span></span></span></address> </address> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">To assure safe and healthful working conditions, the OMD event in Fuquay Varina will have drive-thru options with social distancing in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">DEA’s </span><a href="https://takebackday.dea.gov/" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">National Drug Take-Back Day</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333"> is set for Saturday, October 24, 2020. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:19.2pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">About Safe Kids North Carolina</span></b></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Galliard BT&quot;,serif"><a href="http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/SafeKids/" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Safe Kids North Carolina</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"> is dedicated to preventing childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in North Carolina. For more information, contact Director Shannon Bullock at 919.647.0081 or <a href="mailto:Shannon.Bullock@ncdoi.gov">Shannon.Bullock@ncdoi.gov</a>.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:47:11 +0000 lwall1 358 at https://www.ncosfm.gov