The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Prescription Drugs Account For 131 Overdoses -Brevard NC


Last updated 10/16/2013 at 1:25pm

Each year, more than 70,000 prescription pills are dispensed in Transylvania County. Not all of those are used the way they are prescribed. Last year, 20,000 prescription pills were dropped off at a drop box located in the lobby of the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

Kathleen Mallett, project coordinator of CARE, a coalition that supports substance abuse prevention efforts in Transylvania County, hopes a new box that will be installed in the next two weeks at the Brevard Police Department can increase the number of unused pills disposed of in the county.

Mallett told Transylvania...

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