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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 19, 2013
DHSS-55-2013





MEDIA ADVISORY


WHO: Lt. Governor Matt Denn
Secretary Rita Landgraf, Delaware Health and Social Services
Secretary Jeffrey Bullock, Delaware Department of State
Division Director Karyl Rattay, MD, Delaware Division of Public Health
Immediate Past President Randeep Kahlon, MD, Medical Society of Delaware
WHAT: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day announcement and sharing of Prescription Drug Action Committee (PDAC) recommendations. PDAC is led by the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Medical Society of Delaware with the goal of providing real-world, practical proposals to address the prescription drug epidemic. The state ranked ninth in the country for the number of drug overdoses in 2009 (the most recent data we have available). And, of the drug overdoses in Delaware, 80 percent of them involve one or more prescription drugs. Mortality rates in which prescription drugs were implicated increased nearly four-fold between 1999 and 2009.

PDAC is a broad and diverse group that includes physicians, community-based organizations, behavioral health partners, hospital systems, pain management specialists, law enforcement, pharmaceutical representatives, medical professional regulators, retail pharmacy representation as well as public and private payers.

For more on PDAC, visit dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/pdachome.html. For more information on the Healthy Homes Program, visit dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/healthyhomes.html.

WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Heritage of Dover Assisted Living
Community Room
1203 Walker Rd.
Dover, Delaware 19904
Directions may be found at: www.genesishcc.com/HeritageAtDover/maps . The event is open to the public.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Drug Enforcement Administration
Medical Society of Delaware
VISUALS: Prescription drug collection bins and expired medication samples The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event is on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with 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 be accepted -even pet medication. The service is free and anonymous.

COLLECTION SITES:
NEW CASTLE COUNTY


CHRISTIANA CARE - MEDICAL ARTS PAVILION II
4755 OGLETOWN-STANTON RD.
NEWARK, DE 19718

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PUBLIC SAFETY BLDG.
413 ACADEMY ST.
NEWARK, DE 19711

NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE DEPT.
3601 N. DUPONT HWY.
NEW CASTLE, DE 19720

NEW CASTLE COUNTY AIRPORT
151 N. DUPONT HWY.
NEW CASTLE, DE 19720

DELAWARE CITY POLICE DEPT.
407 CLINTON ST.
DELAWARE CITY, DE 19706

DELAWARE CITY ADMIN BLDG.
2000 WRANGLE HILL RD. - ADMIN BLDG
DELAWARE CITY, DE 19706

SHIPLEY MANOR NURSING HOME
2723 SHIPLEY RD.
WILMINGTON, DE 19810

MIDDLETOWN POLICE STATION
130 HAMPDEN RD.
MIDDLETOWN, DE 19709

KENT COUNTY

ATLANTIC APOTHECARY
100 S. MAIN ST. #104
SMYRNA, DE 19977

CAMDEN MUNICIPAL BUILDING
1783 FRIENDS WAY
CAMDEN, DE 19934

HARRINGTON POLICE DEPT.
10 MECHANIC ST.
HARRINGTON, DE 19952

DOVER POLICE DEPT.
400 S. QUEEN ST.
DOVER, DE 19904

HERITAGE AT DOVER ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
1203 WALKER ROAD
DOVER, DE 19904

FELTON POLICE DEPT.
24 E. SEWELL ST.
FELTON, DE 19943

SUSSEX COUNTY

LEWES FERRY TERMINAL
43 CAPE HENLOPEN DR.
LEWES, DE 19958

DAGSBORO POLICE DEPT.
33134 MAIN ST.
DAGSBORO, DE 19939

LAUREL POLICE DEPT.
205 MECHANIC ST.
LAUREL, DE 19956

GREENWOOD POLICE DEPT./ TOWN HALL
100 W. MARKET ST.
GREENWOOD, DE 19950

NANTICOKE MEARS HEALTH CAMPUS
200 RAWLINS DR.
SEAFORD, DE 19973

REHOBOTH BEACH POLICE DEPT.
229 REHOBOTH AVE.
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE 19971

TUNNELL CANCER CENTER
18947 JOHN JAY WILLIAMS HWY.
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE 19971

MILFORD POLICE DEPT.
400 N. E. FRONT ST.
MILFORD, DE 19963

BRIDGEVILLE FIRE DEPT.
311 MARKET ST.
BRIDGEVILLE, DE 19933

MILTON POLICE DEPT.
101 FEDERAL ST.
MILTON, DE 19968

GEORGETOWN POLICE DEPT.
335 N. RACE ST.
GEORGETOWN, DE 19947

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



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