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‘Shed the Meds’ drop-off program

Prescription painkillers

Prescription painkillers "are not a panacea," said Dr. Lynn Webster of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. "But some patients respond very well and we need to have these medications available." Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

Residents can safely dispose of expired and unused medications during two events of the “Shed the Meds” program next Thursday.

State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) is sponsoring the program from 5 to 8 p.m. at these drop-off locations:

* Merrick Jewish Centre, 225 Fox Blvd., in Merrick.
* St. Rose of Lima Church, 2 Bayview Ave., in Massapequa.

For more information about the program, call Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.

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