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Medicine drop, giveaway events today

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The Daily Reflector

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Two events will help residents with medications today: one will help people dispose of old meds properly, another will give away $100 worth of over-the-counter medicines to any person who needs them.

Operation Medicine Drop runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Kohl’s department store, 3501 Galleria Drive. It offers the public a free, convenient, no-questions-asked option for disposing of prescription and over-the-counter medications to protect families and the environment. The event cannot accept biohazardous materials.

The Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program at Vidant Medical Center, Safe Kids Pitt County and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the event to keep old drugs from being misused, thrown away or flushed. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., NC MedAssist will hold its Over-the-Counter Medicine Give Away Day at the Koinonia Christian Center, 1405 Greenville Blvd. in partnership with Koinonia and The Vidant Health Foundation, Health Assist (Access East) and East Carolina University.

Individuals and families can receive $100 worth of products for allergy relief, pain relief, indigestion relief, cold medicine, first-aid and vitamins. NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those who are making the choice between buying food or purchasing medication.

This will be the second OTC event held in Pitt County. In spring 2015, NC MedAssist served 320 individuals through a similar give away.

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