Assemblyman John Armato, who led the effort to secure a prescription drop-off box for residents’ used prescriptions at Brigantine Police Department, will join the police and sheriff’s department along with members of the community for an unveiling of the drop-off box on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m.
Assemblyman Armato will also be joined by Brian Wilson, the Project Coordinator for Join Together Atlantic County, which is the organization that provided the drop-off box.
“Prescription drop-off boxes are a safe place for individuals to take old or unused prescription drug medications,” said Armato (D-Atlantic). “I am proud to join with the community today and celebrate the achievement of all involved in this project. This is the first and only prescription drop box in the town of Brigantine.”
Armato has recently introduced legislation (A-3888) that would requires that pharmacists, prescribers, and hospice programs furnish patients with information and products to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs and medications when issuing or dispensing certain prescriptions.
“As a country, we are fighting a prescription drug epidemic in many communities. We can help discourage easy access and reduce temptation for someone who is suffering from addiction by providing residents with a safe way to remove old and unused prescription medications from their home, whether it’s with information on disposal or a list of places with a drop box,” continued Armato.
The event will be held at 1 p.m. the Brigantine Police Department located at 1417 W. Brigantine Ave, 08203.