March 16, 2013 - Operation Medicine Drop
On Saturday March 16th, deliver all of your unused, unwanted or expired medications to law enforcement officials, who can in-turn dispose of these controlled substances in a safe and non-hazardous manner. This initiative is held in partnership with several Law Enforcement, County and State Agencies, Local Businesses, and Substance Abuse Prevention Organizations. Operation Medicine Drop aims to make sure medications are less accessible to youth. 165,063 dosages of prescribed and over the counter medications were turned over to York County law enforcement during the last Operation Medicine Drop.
Medicine Abuse Summit March 12 & Free to Attendees. York County All On Board Prescription/Medicine Summit represents a joint, urgent response by medical and school leaders, community nonprofits and law enforcement officials to a problem that has registered a “considerable increase” among York County students and residents. In the last few years, we have had numerous instances of young people dying, being hospitalized for overdoses of prescription medications or arrest. Other students have been expelled or arrested for possessing or distributing prescription pills.
ONE MILLION MEDICINE DOSES COLLECTED ON MAY 12, 2012 IS THE ULTIMATE MOTHER’S DAY GIFT. There is nothing more devastating to a mother then the loss of their child. Even more tragic is when that loss of life could be prevented. Operation Medicine Drop has chosen the Saturday before Mother’s Day to hold a medicine drop in York County. We have exceeded over a doses that have been disposed of through our permanent and/or one-day drop off locations.
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