SBI officials say the collected medicines translate to about 21.9 million dosage units.
By WECT Staff | October 29, 2020 at 10:43 AM EDT – Updated October 29 at 10:45 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) collected and destroyed 29,330 pounds of unused prescription medications this week as part of Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
SBI officials say the collected medicines translate to about 21.9 million dosage units. The medications were taken to a state-approved incinerator in Alamance County and destroyed.
This year, OMD events have collected a total of 42,815 pounds of medications. Since 2013, SBI officials say 239.1 million prescription pills have been collected and destroyed.
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