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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: April 18, 2012
DHSS-41-2012





***REMINDER***
MEDIA ADVISORY


WHO: Governor Jack A. Markell
Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III
Secretary Rita Landgraf, Delaware Health and Social Services
Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Olsen, Delaware Homeland Security,
Deputy Secretary James Collins, Delaware Department of State
Div. Director Karyl Rattay, MD, Delaware Division of Public Health
School-Based Wellness Center Nurse Representative of Families Impacted by Substance Abuse
WHAT: Press conference to announce details of the upcoming National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event is on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with 31 collection sites located throughout Delaware. This event gives the public an opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted medications. Anyone can simply bring medications for disposal to any of the statewide collection sites listed below. Prescription and over-the-counter pills, liquids, and cream medications will all be accepted - even pet medication. The service is free and anonymous. A total of 4,465 pounds of medications were collected in Delaware during the last event held on October 29, 2011.
WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware State University - (Administration Building, 4th floor, Multi-Purpose Room) 1200 North Dupont Highway Dover, Delaware 19901

Directions may be found at: www.desu.edu/admissions/directions-dsu .
The event is open to the public.

SPECIAL GUESTS:

COLLECTION SITES:

New Castle County

University of Delaware Public Safety Bldg., Newark
Christiana Care Health Services Parking Lot T, Newark
New Castle Co. Police Department HQ
New Castle Airport Terminal Bldg.
Newark Senior Center
Delaware City Refinery
Delaware State Police Troop 1A, Wilmington
Shipley Manor Nursing Homer, Wilmington
Frawley Stadium
Middletown Police Station

Kent County

Atlantic Apothecary, Smyrna
Delaware Public Health Laboratory, Smyrna
Dover Air Force Base, DAFB Exchange Bldg. 517
Camden Municipal Building, Camden
Delaware State University, Dover
Dover Police Department
Felton Police Department
Harrington Police Department
Heritage at Dover Assisted Living

Sussex County

Lewes Ferry Terminal
Dagsboro Police Department
Laurel Police Department Greenwood Police Departme
Ocean View Police Department
Milford Police Department
Rehoboth Beach Police Department
South Bethany Police Department
Nanticoke Mears Health Campus, Seaford Selbyville Town Hall
Tunnel Cancer Center, Rehoboth Beach
Bridgeville Fire Department

For more information on a collection site near you, visit: www.dea.gov or call 1-800-882-9539.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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