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Dosher Memorial Hospital hosts 'Operation Medicine Cabinet'

Dosher Memorial Hospital will sponsor a drive-through drug and medication collection event Thursday, August 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dosher Memorial Hospital will sponsor a drive-through drug and medication collection event Thursday, August 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) -

Dosher Memorial Hospital will sponsor a drive-through drug and medication collection event Thursday, August 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Operation Medicine Cabinet is a way for residents to safely dispose of out-of-date or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Dosher will also be collecting pet medications and used hypodermic needles during this event as well.

Residents can drive under the canopy at the Dosher Memorial Hospital main entrance and staff will be on hand to collect the drugs for disposal.

Drugs should be properly labeled so the hospital and law enforcement officials will know the type of medication they are dealing with. However, personal health information, such as names and addresses, may be removed or marked out.

City, county and federal law enforcement officers will be present to assist in directing traffic and watching over the collected drugs until they can be properly disposed of.

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