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Operation Medicine Cabinet returns April 6

One year after complying with the North Carolina STOP Act, New Hanover Regional Medical Center announced its opinion-related statistics. (Port City Daily/File photo)
Dosher Memorial Hospital is hosting the 24th annual Operation Medicine Cabinet, a drug take-back event, on April 6. (Port City Daily/File)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Local residents are encouraged to dispose of their unwanted medications in a safe manner.

Dosher Memorial Hospital is hosting the 24th Annual Operation Medicine Cabinet, a drug take-back event, on April 6. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., residents can drop off unwanted and expired prescription medications at the hospital’s front entrance. Law enforcement will then take what is collected for safe incineration.

The event is designed to be a drive through and drop off at 924 N. Howe St. in Southport, so people won’t have to even leave their cars to participate.

Dosher last hosted a drug take-back event in October where more than 800 local households discarded more than 15,000 narcotic pills and nearly 2,300 milliliters of narcotic liquids.

For additional questions, call the Dosher marketing and community relations office at 910-457-3900 or email ileneevans@dosher.org.


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