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Senator Phillips To Hold ‘Shed The Meds’ Program in Manhasset

Residents Invited to Safely Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Medications on September 15

 

Senator Elaine Phillips in partnership with the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA) and the Nassau County Police Department, will once again be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

 

“Families on Long Island and across New York State, are struggling with the devastation and heartbreak caused by our heroin and opioid crisis. Events such as this not only help prevent dangerous prescription medications from being abused, but provide another tool in the collaborative fight to end this epidemic. Additionally, increasing proper disposal methods will also protect our environment by curbing the amount of medication flushed into our sole-source of drinking water,” said Senator Phillips.

 

The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Shelter Rock Elementary School located at 27A Shelter Rock Road in Manhasset.

 

Participating in the program is easy; residents will be able to drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. Residents can bring any type of medication for disposal, however needles cannot be accepted. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

 

Senator Phillip’s previous Shed the Meds events have collected and properly disposed of over 800 pounds of unwanted drugs.

 

Residents who need more information about the “Shed the Meds” program on September 15 can call Senator Phillips’ office at 516-746-5924.

 

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Senator Phillips Announces ‘Drug Take Back Act’ Signed Into State Law

Senator Elaine Phillips announced that the “Drug Take Back Act,” which she co-sponsored, was signed into state law. The measure establishes a unified statewide drug take-back program that will reduce medication misuse, and save government and taxpayer money. The bill will also protect the state’s water supplies by preventing drugs from being improperly disposed of by flushing or other means that result in contamination of water bodies and negatively impact aquatic life.

 

“Families on Long Island, and across New York State, are struggling with the devastation and heartbreak caused by our heroin and opioid crisis,” Senator Phillips said. “This measure not only helps prevent dangerous prescription medications from being abused, but provides another tool in the collaborative fight to end this epidemic. Increasing proper disposal methods will also protect our environment by curbing the amount of medication flushed into our sole-source of drinking water. I am proud to be a co-sponsor and am pleased the measure is now state law.”

 

Senator Phillips has hosted numerous “Shed the Meds” programs throughout the 7th Senate District and has collected and properly disposed of over 800 pounds of unwanted drugs.

 

Last year, Governor Cuomo vetoed a bill S.6750 that would have helped expand existing drug take-back efforts, stop more opioids from getting into the hands of abusers, and prevent the contamination of the environment. In response, the Senate Majority successfully led the effort this year to create a unified, statewide drug take-back program that saves taxpayers the money spent on programs currently operated by law enforcement agencies and public officials, and helps reduce medication misuse and improper disposal.

 

The Drug Take Back Act will help give manufacturers of pharmaceutical products responsibility for costs of the take-back program, with focal points being public education and awareness, as well as drug collection, transport, and destruction. Under this new law, chain and mail-order pharmacies will be required to provide consumers with collection options, including drop boxes and prepaid mail-back envelopes. The measure will also ensure rural, urban, and other underserved communities have access to ongoing collection services so that all persons have reasonable access to locations to dispose of their drugs and prevent over-saturation in higher populated areas.

 

The new law is critical to the state’s ongoing efforts to reduce drug abuse because one of the most common ways for opioid addictions to start is when individuals have access to leftover prescriptions, whether it be theirs, a friend’s, a relative’s, or someone else’s. By increasing New Yorkers’ opportunities to properly dispose of unused drugs, the potential for abuse and addiction is decreased. In addition, proper disposal helps protect the state’s water supplies because fewer people would improperly dispose of drugs by flushing them down a toilet or using other means that result in water contamination. Last year, the Senate led the way in securing a historic $2.5 billion investment to improve and protect water resources, and keeping drugs out of water supplies is another important and necessary step.

 

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Sept. 23: Shed the Meds

Hannon, Ra, and Carey Dad’s Club sponsor “Shed the Meds”

 

Got Drugs? Turn in your unused or expired meds for safe disposal at Sanitary District #6 (80 Cherry Valley Avenue, West Hempstead)

 

Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau), Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Nassau) and the Carey Dad’s Club are hosting a “Shed The Meds” event on Saturday, September 23rd, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at which residents can safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The event takes place at Sanitary District #6, located at 80 Cherry Valley Avenue, in West Hempstead. The event is also being held in conjunction with the Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department.

 

If you are like most people, then your medicine cabinet contains either expired or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications. Setting aside time to properly dispose of old medication is usually not high on our priority list. But holding on to expired medication of any kind is dangerous for us and our loved ones, and improperly disposing of these expired pills is dangerous for our entire community.

 

Residents can merely drive up and drop-off any medication that has expired or they no longer need, where it will be collected and safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department. No need to even get out of the car!

 

Throwing out medication improperly, such as flushing them in the toilet or pouring them down the drain, can cause pollution in local waterways and in our drinking water. Safe disposal helps protect the environment and keeps medications out of the hands of young children or others who would use them improperly.

 

If you’re unable to take advantage of this handy drop-off, you can also dispose of your unwanted prescription medications any time at the New York State Police Troop Headquarters in Farmingdale (Republic Airport), as well as any of the Nassau County Police Department Precinct locations.

 

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Senator Martins to Hold ‘Shed the Meds’ Program on September 17th

Residents Can Help Protect the Environment and Our Communities By Safely Disposing of Expired or Unwanted Medications

 

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in partnership with the Nassau County Police Department and the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA), is sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

 

The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Shelter Rock Elementary School (27A Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset).

 

Participating in the program is easy; residents will be able to drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. Residents can bring any type of medication for disposal, however needles cannot be accepted. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

 

Safe disposal helps protect the environment and eliminates the risk of these drugs getting into the hands of small children or those who might misuse them. Improper disposal of medications, such as pouring them down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways.

 

Residents who need more information about the “Shed the Meds” program on September 17th can call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.

 

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Sept 19: Shed the Meds, Manhasset

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in partnership with the Nassau County Police Department and the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA), is sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

 

The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, September 19th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Shelter Rock Elementary School (27A Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset).

 

Participating in the programs is easy; residents will be able to drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. Residents can bring any type of medication for disposal, however needles cannot be accepted. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

 

Safe disposal helps protect the environment and eliminates the risk of these drugs getting into the hands of small children or those who might misuse them. Improper disposal of medications, such as pouring them down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways.

 

Residents who need more information about the “Shed the Meds” program on September 19th can call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.

 

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Senator Venditto, Nassau Police Help Massapequa Community ‘Shed the Meds’

Shed the Meds

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) hosted a “Shed the Meds” event in Massapequa Park, on Saturday, April 25th. The program was an overwhelming success. Over 400 cars drive through and droped off hundreds of pounds of expired and unwanted medications that were safely disposed of through the program, keeping them out of our waterways and off the streets.

 

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Martins, Manhasset CASA, & Nassau Police Help Residents ‘Shed The Meds’

Approximately 500 Pounds of Medications Collected For Safe Disposal

 

Shed the MedsSenator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently partnered with the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA) and the Nassau County Police Department to hold a Shed the Meds program where residents could safely dispose of their old, unwanted medications. The program was held at Shelter Rock School in Manhasset.

 

Approximately 500 pounds of medications were collected for safe disposal by the Nassau County Police Department.

 

“It was wonderful to see so many residents take advantage of this program. Through their efforts, we were able to keep hundreds of pounds of medications away from the wrong hands, off the streets, and out of the waterways. Thanks to everyone who participated, as well as the Nassau County Police Department and Manhasset CASA for partnering with me to provide this service,” said Senator Martins.

 

Senator Martins is pictured above with Officer Gary Biggers, Plandome Manor Mayor Barbara Donno, Manhasset CASA Executive Director Caryn Sawyer, Manhasset CASA Project Director Cathy Samuels, and Officer Hoscar Walters.

 

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Senator Martins Invites Residents to ‘Shed the Meds’ in Manhasset on April 18th

Residents can Safely Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Medications

 

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in partnership with the Nassau County Police Department and the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA), is sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

 

The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Shelter Rock Elementary School (27A Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset).

 

Participating in the programs is easy; residents will be able to drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. Residents can bring any type of medication for disposal, however needles cannot be accepted. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

 

Safe disposal helps protect the environment and eliminates the risk of these drugs getting into the hands of small children or those who might misuse them. Improper disposal of medications, such as pouring them down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways.

 

Residents who need more information about the “Shed the Meds” program on April 18th can call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.

 

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Senator Martins Helps Residents “Shed The Meds”

Over 200 Pounds of Expired and Unwanted Medications Collected for Safe Disposal

 

Over 100 residents safely disposed of approximately 200 hundred pounds of expired and unused medications at New Hyde Park Memorial High School through a “Shed the Meds” program sponsored by Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello.

 

The “Shed the Meds” program enabled residents to safely and conveniently dispose of their expired or unused medications. Residents were able to drive up, drop off their expired or unwanted medications, and drive away. All medications collected through the program were taken by the Nassau County Police Department for safe disposal. The Department partnered with Senator Martins, County Executive Mangano, and Legislator Nicolello in offering this service to residents.

 

“I’m so pleased that so many people took advantage of this service,” said Senator Martins. “Safely disposing of medications keeps them from polluting the waterways and out of the wrong hands. This was a very successful program and I thank everyone who participated.”

 

Residents who were unable to attend the program but have medications they’d like to safely dispose of can do so at their local Nassau County Police Department precinct.

 

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Residents Invited to Safely Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Medications

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, and Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello are sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program in New Hyde Park to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

 

The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, August 9th from 9 am to 12 pm at New Hyde Park Memorial High School (Parking lot on Evergreen Avenue, across from Tully Park).

 

Participating in the programs is easy; residents will be able to drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the programs.

 

Safe disposal helps protect the environment and eliminates the risk of these drugs getting into the hands of small children or those who might misuse them. Improper disposal of medications, such as pouring them down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways.

 

Residents who need more information about the “Shed the Meds” program on August 9th can call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.

 

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