Albany, N.Y., June 12—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) voted in favor of legislation approved by the Senate and Assembly late yesterday to make New York a national leader in combating prescription drug abuse.
The legislation now goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo to be signed into law.
Albany, N.Y., August 28—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing into law a measure O’Mara strongly supported and voted in favor in the Senate to make New York State a national leader in combating prescription drug abuse.
Elmira, N.Y., September 28—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents today that Saturday, September 29, 2012 is "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day" and law enforcement agencies across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions will operate drop-off centers for people to anonymously dispose of their unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
“It’s incredibly important that our law enforcement leaders are taking part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Their ongoing leadership in this overall effort to combat the alarming rise of prescription drug abuse will make all the difference,” said O’Mara.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
According to the DEA, this is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
To find out more and to find collection sites throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, CLICK HERE