In an effort to make it easier for individuals to dispose of medicine, Assemblyman John DiMaio’s office secured a large donation of Medication Disposal System bags from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Many people, home-bound or facing other obstacles in disposing of their expired and unused medicine safely, will be recipients of the bags.
DiMaio recently presented hundreds of bags to The Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of the Family Guidance Center of Warren County. These disposal bags will be provided to the Caregivers Coalition, funeral parlor directors and other appropriate groups. These bags are perfect for senior citizens and other home-bound individuals unable to dispose of expired and unused medications at one of the local permanent prescription drop boxes located throughout Warren County.
For those who can get to one of the locations, go to the NJ Consumer Affairs website at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/Pages/Locations.aspx for sites in Warren County. For those who cannot get to a site or prefer more information, call the Coalition, 908-223-1985.