Most Human Rabies Treatments Avoidable - a message from John Beckley, Hunterdon County Health Officer
More than once every year, a number of county residents are referred by their physicians for a series of injections to protect against possible rabies infection after getting involved with a rabid or suspect rabid animal. Regrettably, many of these treatments could have been avoided if the person just took some simple precautions. Read More
Environmentally Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs: Over the counter and prescription medications should not be disposed down the drain because septic systems are not designed to remove pharmaceutical compounds and they may end up in your local waterways, and may eventually be found in your drinking water. Properly disposing of unwanted and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications in the trash promotes a healthy aquatic environment and prevents accidental poisoning and intentional abuse.
What can you do? There is a permanent Project Medicine Drop Box located in the vestibule of the New Jersey State Police (Kingwood Station) located at 945 Route 12. Drop off your unused medicine safely and anonymously 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, no questions asked. Project Medicine Drop is a health and safety initiative of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. For more information, visit the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs website @ www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop.
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY UNUSED MEDICATION?
SAFE & SECURE
Drop it off!
Unused medications that remain in your medicine cabinet are
susceptible to theft and misuse. To prevent medications from getting into the wrong hands, New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs urge you to properly dispose of your expired and unwanted prescription medicine at a nearby Project Medicine Drop location.
DROP OFF IS SIMPLE, ANONYMOUS AND AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY – 365 DAYS A YEAR, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Simply bring in your prescription and over-the-counter medications and discard them in an environmentally safe manner. Always scratch out the identifying information on any medicine container you are discarding.
For a list of
Project Medicine Drop locations, please visit
Made possible by the following:
NJ Office of the Attorney General
Division of Consumer Affairs