Howell Township to Enhance Statewide Project Medicine Drop Program.
Several area Pharmacies in Howell and Farmingdale will provide information to customers relating to Proper Disposal of Used/Unwanted Prescription Medications. Bags containing Safe and Convenient instructions for disposal will be given to customers when purchasing a new prescription. Bags can be dropped off at Howell Police Head Quarters, 300 Old Tavern Road, anytime 24/7.
This adds a new component to the Project Medicine Drop Program by including Pharmacies as a community partner. Howell and Farmingdale have a high number of Opiate/Heroin overdose admissions to hospitals from 2009/2013.( Dept. of Human Services, New Jersey.) The bags contain a Public Safety Awareness message and act as a reminder (Place on refrigerator) to keep a check on your medicine cabinet.
This new concept was developed by Howell Municipal Alliance members and Douglas Collier, formerly of DEA and now the Drug Initiative Coordinator of the NJ Office of the Attorney General. 973-504-6376. The Howell Township Council provided additional funding this year to address the growing Heroin crisis. Bags are also available at the Howell Municipal Bld. And will be distributed at Howell Day August 23nd. And at all Back-to-School Nights in September.
Ralph M. Hoffman Jr
Howell Township Alliance Coordinator
732-938-4500, Ext. 4012