Mutual Drug Stores Participating in National Drug Take Back Day on April 27

Mutual Drug Stores Participating in National Drug Take Back Day on April 27

On Saturday, April 27, Mutual Drug stores and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent medication abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Ahead of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is collaborating with Mutual Drug member pharmacies and Inmar distribution services to provide 85 new drop-off facilities across the state for the safe disposal of unused or unwanted prescription medications.

“The opioid epidemic won’t be solved overnight, but we’ve made significant improvements here in North Carolina and our collaboration with Mutual Drug is one example of that progress,” said Dr. Anu Rao-Patel, lead medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. “Simply dropping off your unused opioid medications brings us one step closer to ending the opioid epidemic here in our state.”

Consumers are urged to bring their unused medications for disposal to any participating Mutual Drug store listed below. Please note that these stores cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only solid dosage forms (e.g. pills) or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in more than 900,000 pounds of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year most misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to or contact your local participating Mutual Drug store.

Aberdeen Prescription Shoppe 1389 N. Sandhills Blvd. Aberdeen
Archdale Drug Co. 11220 N. Main St. Archdale
Asheville Discount Pharmacy 76 Patton Ave. Asheville
Bailey Pharmacy 6311 Deans St. Bailey
Bayboro Pharmacy 702 Main St. Bayboro
Healthridge Pharmacy 3130 US Hwy 70 Black Mountain
Sunshine Pharmacy 206 E. State Street, Suite 1 Black Mountain
Gordon Family Pharmacy 518 South Broad Rd. Brevard
Corner Drug Stores 23 NC 98 Hwy East, Suite 100 Bunn
Total Care Pharmacy 2479 S. Church St. Burlington
The Prescription Pad of Burnsville 730 East Main St. Burnsville
Seashore Drugs Calabash 10227 Beach Drive SW Calabash
Todds Pharmacy of Camden 100 Plank Bridge Rd., Suite A Camden
Carrboro Family Pharmacy 104 Hwy 54 West Bypass, Unit J Carrboro
Ashworth Rexall Drugs 105 West Chatham St. Cary
Premier Pharmacy and Wellness 3010 Monroe Rd., Suite 101 Charlotte
Price Pharmacy-China Grove 422 N. Hwy 29 China Grove
Oneals Drug Store 633 Hwy 33 East Chocowinity
Clarkton Drug Inc 80 E. Green St. Clarkton
Matthews Drugs 408 NE Blvd. Clinton
Foothills Pharmacy 80 Shuford Dr. Columbus
Moose Pharmacy of Concord 270 Copperfield Blvd., Suite 101 Concord
Creedmoor Drug Company 108 N. Main St. Creedmoor
Central Pharmacy 2609 N. Duke St., Suite 103 Durham
Triangle Pharmacy 1700 E. Highway 54 Durham
Layne’s Family Pharmacy 509 S. Van Buren Rd. Eden
Blount’s Mutual Drugs 323 S. Broad St. Edenton
Tarheel Pharmacy 902 Roanoke Ave. Elizabeth City
Bridge Street Pharmacy 817 N. Bridge St. Elkin
Faison Pharmacy 206 SW Center St. Faison
New Masseyhill Pharmacy 1072 Southern Ave. Fayetteville
Smart Pharmacy 10 W. Palmer St. Franklin
Akers Pharmacy 1595 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia
Southeast Family Pharmacy 223 NC Hwy 111 South Goldsboro
Gate City Pharmacy 803-C Friendly Center Rd. Greensboro
Johnson Drug Hampstead 17230 US Hwy 17N, Suite 222 Hampstead
Mast Family Drug Center 501 Chestnut St. South Henderson
Shelton Pharmacy 2315 Asheville Hwy., Suite 50 Hendersonville
Family Care Pharmacy 606 S. Church St. Hertford
Highlands Pharmacy 195 Main St. Highlands
Med Care Pharmacy-Indian Trail 7892 Idlewild Rd. Indian Trail
Futrell Pharmacy Services 119 W. Jefferson St. Jackson
Johnson Drug – New Bridge 714 New Bridge St. Jacksonville
D-Rex Drugs of Jonesville 450 Winston Rd. Jonesville
Medical Village Pharmacy 517 Lauchwood Dr. Laurinburg
Hogan’s Pharmacy 815 West Front St. Lillington
Keever Pharmacy 102 Doctor’s Park Lincolnton
Futrell Pharmacy of Littleton 123 East South Main St. Littleton
Moose Pharmacy of Locust 1750 W. Main St. Locust
Mountain Med 74 N. Garden St. Marion
Mint Hill Pharmacy 7200 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd. Mint Hill
Medical Park Pharmacy 301 Penny Ln. Morehead City
Todd’s Currituck 532a Caratoke Hwy. Moyock
McCarthy Square Pharmacy 609 McCarthy Square New Bern
Premier Pharmacy 107 Estatoa Ave. Newland
Pembroke Drug 205 W. Third St. Pembroke
Realo Discount Drug-Pink Hill 107 W. Broadway St. Pink Hill
Womble Pharmacy 454 US Hwy 64 East Plymouth
Rockfish Pharmacy 221 Flagstone Ln. Raeford
Hayes Barton Pharmacy 2000 Fairview Rd. Raleigh
Medical Center Pharmacy 805 Long Dr. Rockingham
Cole’s Pharmacy 117 North Main St. Roxboro
Medicine Park Pharmacy 100 Park Ave. Sanford
Siler City Pharmacy 202 E. Raleigh St. Siler City
Realo Discount Drug-Smithfield 601 N. 8th St., Suite D Smithfield
Banner Drug Company 3478 E. Broad St. Statesville
Stokesdale Family Pharmacy 8500 US Hwy 158 Stokesdale
Bryan Drugs 112 Hospital Dr. Tarboro
Town & Country Drugs 53 East Main Ave. Taylorsville
Realo Discount Drug Store Trenton 155 W. Jones St. Trenton
Standard Drug 522 Allen St., Suite 102 Troy
Parson-Bias 100 S. Greene St. Wadesboro
Wake Forest Drug 3113 Rogers Rd. Wake Forest
Walkertown Family Pharmacy 2905 Darrow Rd. Walkertown
Futrell Pharmacy of Warrenton 108-B S. Main St. Warrenton
Peoples Drug 423 E. 2nd St., Hwy 221 West Jefferson
Baldwin Woods Pharmacy 607 Jefferson St. Whiteville
Seashore Mutual Discount Drug 2059 Carolina Beach Rd. Wilmington
Winter Park Discount Drug 5220 Wrightsville Ave. Wilmington
Wilson Value Drug Store 404 Nash Street East Wilson
Southside Discount Pharmacy 3085 Waughtown St. Winston Salem
Zebulon Drug Company 303 N Arendell Ave. Zebulon

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