Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Date: April 18, 2012
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.
COLLECTION SITES:New Castle County
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.