Division Of Consumer Affairs Expands Project Medicine Drop
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
September 20, 2012
You can now dispose of your unused prescription medications securely and safely in every county across New Jersey.
The Division of Consumer Affairs has expanded Project Medicine Drop to include 21 new locations across the state. The initiative is part of a statewide effort to keep prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands. New Jersey Attorney General Jeff Chiesa says they’ve destroyed over 250 pounds of medications since the program began in April.
“We’re encouraging people, don’t let medicine sit around your house, don’t let them sit in draws and cabinets, cause kids get to them, and kids get to them and can become addicted to these medications very very quickly. So a big part of our announcement today is that we have all these new locations that we’re in every county in New Jersey now, and we’re going to continue to find new locations.”
Chiesa says it is important to dispose of the medications in the proper manner, and people can do so anonymously at these locations.
To find the location nearest you visit the Division of Consumer Affairs website.
© 2012 WBGO News
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