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Operation Medicine Drop nets 9.5 million doses

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The N.C. Attorney General's office says it netted approximately 9.5 million doses of old prescription and over-the-counter drugs during fall Operation Medicine Drop events.
    
Attorney General Roy Cooper's office announced the latest edition of the operation brings the total number of prescription drug doses collected in 2013 to 22.9 million. Since Operation Medicine Drop started in 2009, approximately 52.8 million total doses have been turned in.
    
Operation Medicine Drop is designed to cut down on prescription drug abuse and environmental damage by encouraging people to properly dispose of old drugs.
    
The Durham Police Department led the collections with 773,500 dosage units of collected. The Greensboro Police Department came in second with approximately 735, 000 dosage units collected.

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