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Rex Healthcare to Hold “Operation Medicine Drop” at Rex Healthcare Cary

Partnership Event with Safe Kids North Carolina and Law Enforcement Agencies Allows Families to Clean Out Medicine Cabinets

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 24, 2012

Contact: Kerry Grace Heckle
(919) 784-4471, cell (919) 889-8843
kerry.heckle@rexhealth.com

WHAT

Back by popular demand, Rex Healthcare announces details of its second "Operation Medicine Drop," in conjunction with Safe Kids North Carolina and the Cary Police Department. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rex Healthcare of Cary at the Wellness Center entrance and will provide an easy "drive-thru" drop-off to help participants quickly discard unused, unwanted or expired medications. Anyone dropping off medication should leave it in the original bottle if possible. All donations will be collected by licensed pharmacists and properly disposed of courtesy of the Cary Police Department.

WHY

North Carolina has some of the highest numbers of deaths from unintentional poisoning, and the majority of these are due to over-the-counter or prescription medications. An estimated 40 percent of poison related injuries occur in children ages five and younger. Additionally, proper medication disposal will ensure a safe water supply.

Rex held a similar event earlier this year, and it was one of the most heavily trafficked events of its kind in Cary, collecting more than 50,000 dosage units of unwanted and expired medications.

WHEN

Saturday, Sept. 29; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE

Rex Healthcare of Cary - Wellness Center entrance
1515 SW Cary Parkway
Cary, N.C. 27511

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY

Media are invited to take photos/video onsite during the event. Interviews with medical experts at Rex about the importance of properly disposing of medicines can also be arranged. For more information, contact Kerry Grace Heckle at kerry.heckle@rexhealth.com or (919) 784-4471 or visit ncsafekids.org.