Dosher Drug Drop Sees Participation from Almost 300 Households

by Oct 9, 2023Community, Nonprofits, Online Exclusives, Partners, Southport Oak Island

Local families disposed of 6,550 expired or unneeded narcotic pills and nearly 1,311 milliliters of narcotic liquids during Dosher Memorial Hospital’s 25th semiannual Operation Medicine Cabinet, held on Wednesday, October 4th.

Vehicles and pedestrians stopped by the front entrance to drop off medications from 291 households. The collected medications were sorted and then transported from the hospital grounds for safe incineration.

“We appreciate the community’s dedication to safely and responsibly disposing of their medications,” said Dosher President and CEO Lynda Stanley. “We’re also pleased to see that in the fourteen years Dosher has offered this service, other organizations have started hosting similar events in different parts of the county, making it even more convenient for Brunswick County residents to find disposal sites.”

In addition to Dosher staff, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department, members of the Brunswick Wellness Coalition, Coastal Horizons, and Southport Police were on-site to assist and provide law enforcement. “We’re incredibly thankful for the support of our community partners in making this event possible,” Stanley added.

The next collection of unwanted prescription medication at Dosher is scheduled for April 2024.

Check the event calendar at for the date and time.

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