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Return unused medication on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

We spoke with Novant Health Pharmacy Resident Samantha Seivert to learn more about disposing of prescription drugs
Return unused medication on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 5:31 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to collect unused medication and raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

To return a prescription drug, you can visit one of the designated collection sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30:

  • New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at the Front Desk - 3950 Juvenile Center Road, Castle Hayne
  • Village Pharmacy of Hampstead at the Officer Ward - 14057 HWY 17 Suite 1000, Hampstead
  • Surf City Police Department - 214 West Florence Way, Hampstead
  • Walmart parking lot with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office - 200 Columbus Corners Drive, Whiteville
  • Sunset Beach Police Department parking lot - 700 Sunset Blvd N, Sunset Beach (special hours from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

You can also return prescription drugs any time of the year to permanent collection sites:

  • Walmart Pharmacy - 5226 Sigmon Road, Wilmington
  • Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center - 2131 S 17th Street, Wilmington
  • Cape Fear Pharmacy - 5235 S College Road, Wilmington

“The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat,” writes the Drug Enforcement Administration website, “DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.”

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