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Medication Take Back Event

Medication Take Back Event

Published: March 21, 2019

Safe Kids of Catawba County & Catawba County Sheriffs Office held a Medication Take Back Event in the parking lot of Health Smart Pharmacy in Conover today from 11AM to 1PM.  Around 2,800 pills and over 2 pounds of miscellaneous items were collected.  In addition to periodic take back events any old or unused medication can be dropped off at any one of the Sheriff's Office drop boxes throughout the county.  There is a drop box in the lobby of every law enforcement department in the county that can be accessed Mon-Fri 8-5.  There is no need to empty bottles or take labels off.  All medication is weighed and then everything is burned to keep it out of our landfills and the water table from people flushing medication.