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DHSS Press Release



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

Date: September 22, 2014
DHSS-9-2014





MEDIA ADVISORY: DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY (RE-SEND)


WHO: Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS)
David Mangler, Director, Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Department of State
Marc Richman, Ph.D.,Acting Director for Community Mental Health and Addiction Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, DHSS
The Honorable Robin Christiansen, Mayor, City of Dover Paul M. Bernat, Chief, Dover Police Department
WHAT: Press conference featuring DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay and other speakers previewing the last national Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and supported by DHSS. Delawareans will be able to return their unwanted or expired medications to 29 locations across the state on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Through the previous nine Drug Take-Back Days, Delawareans have dropped off 40,068 pounds of unwanted medications.

Dr. Karyl Rattay will present updated data on the prescription drug epidemic. Delaware Director of Professional Regulation David Mangler will highlight recent changes in federal regulations allowing for permanent local collection sites; previously only allowed in law enforcement agencies.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: City of Dover Police Department, 400 S. Queen St., Dover, DE 19901, in the Public Assembly Room. Use the Bank Lane entrance near the flag poles. The City of Dover Police Department is a long time collection site for prescription drugs.
DETAILS: For more details, go to www.delawarehealthyhomes.org or call 800-882-9539.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG COLLECTION SITES: OPEN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY
BJ's
AIRPORT PLAZA
NEW CASTLE, DE 19720

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

DELAWARE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
815 FIFTH ST.
DELAWARE CITY, DE 19706

DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE POLICE LOBBY
I-295 AND NEW CASTLE AVENUE
NEW CASTLE, DE 19720

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

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

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE POLICE DEPT.
413 ACADEMY ST.
NEWARK, DE 19716

VA MEDICAL CENTER - WILMINGTON
1601 KIRKWOOD HWY.
WILMINGTON, DE 19805

WILMINGTON BLUE ROCKS STADIUM (parking lot)
801 SHIPYARD DR.
WILMINGTON, DE 19801

KENT COUNTY
ATLANTIC APOTHECARY
100 S. MAIN ST.
SMYRNA, DE 19977

CAMDEN POLICE DEPT.
1783 FRIENDS WAY
CAMDEN, DE 19934

CHESWOLD POLICE DEPT.
691 MAIN ST.
CHESWOLD, DE 19936

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE COMMISSARY
258 GALAXY ST.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE
DOVER, DE 19902

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

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

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

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

SUSSEX COUNTY
BEEBE MEDICAL CENTER (TUNNEL CANCER CENTER)
18947 JOHN JAY WILLIAMS HWY.
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE 19971

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

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

DELAWARE STATE POLICE - TROOP 4
23652 SHORTLY RD.
GEORGETOWN, DE 19947

GREENWOOD POLICE DEPT.
100 W. MARKET ST.
GREENWOOD, DE 19950

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

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

MILTON POLICE DEPT.
101 FEDERAL ST.
MILTON, DE 19970

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

OCEAN VIEW POLICE DEPT.
201 CENTRAL AVE.
OCEAN VIEW, DE 19970

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

SELBYVILLE TOWN HALL
68 W. CHURCH ST.
SELBYVILLE, DE 19975

A person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled can call the DPH phone number above by using TTY services. Dial 7-1-1 or 800-232-5460 to type your conversation to a relay operator, who reads your conversation to a hearing person at DPH. The relay operator types the hearing person's spoken words back to the TTY user. To learn more about TTY availability in Delaware, visit http://delawarerelay.com.

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. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, drink almost no sugary beverages.



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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