‘Operation Medicine Drop’ hits 2 million dose mark in York County

Posted May 13, 2014 10:53 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

York County’s All on Board Coalition has marked a milestone.

The organization’s “Operation Medicine Drop” in April ended with just shy of 150,000 doses of unused medicine safely disposed — bringing the total number of collected doses since 2009 to just over 2 million.

The organization’s pill collection drive has grown since the first collection at several Bi-Lo stores in York County, eventually expanding to fixed collection boxes in the lobbies of every law enforcement agency in York County.

As of May 2014, the coalition has collected 2,023,000 doses of medication, a figure that All on Board Director Bob Norwood is quite proud of.

“We’ve slowly but surely educated everybody that we’ve got them there,” Norwood said of the collection boxes. “One of these days we won’t have to have one of these [collection] months.”

All on Board holds two collection drives a year — in April and November — encouraging York County residents to discard of unused medication.

“It’s the proper legal way to do it.”