Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be 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, May 4th between 9 am and 12 pm at Copiague Middle School, located at 2650 Great Neck Road in Copiague. 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 Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office who will be supervising the program.
Several Hundred Pounds of Expired and Unwanted Medications Collected for Safe Disposal
Residents from across the south shore safely disposed of several hundred pounds of expired and unused medications at the Massapequa Park Train Station as part of Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.’s “Shed the Meds” program.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) announced that legislation he cosponsored to help combat prescription drug abuse has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new “I-STOP” law will significantly improve the way prescription drugs are prescribed and monitored in New York State.
“Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic which has already led to tragedy here on Long Island. Stronger measures are needed to prevent drug abusers from gaming the system. The new safeguards created under ‘I-STOP’ will ensure that doctors and pharmacists receive improved information so that prescription drugs are only given to those who truly need them. I applaud Governor Cuomo for signing this law,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Photo caption; Senator Fuschillo (speaking) discusses how the recently approved I-STOP legislation he cosponsored will help combat the growing prescription drug epidemic on Long Island and throughout New York State.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) recently joined with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) and other state and local officials to inform residents about the recently approved “I-STOP” legislation. The “I-STOP” legislation, which was cosponsored by Senator Fuschillo and Senator Hannon, would significantly improve the way prescription drugs are prescribed and monitored in New York State.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) today announced the passage of legislation by the State Senate and Assembly to combat the escalating problem of prescription drug abuse. The “I-Stop” legislation would make significant changes to the way prescription drugs are distributed and monitored in New York State.
The bill (S7637), cosponsored by Senator Fuschillo, includes “real time” prescription tracking to provide more information to doctors and pharmacists, in an effort to prevent deaths from abuse and overdoses of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers.