Friday, October 21, 2011

Notice from Senator Fan Pavley: National Prescription Take Back Day

National Prescription Take Back Day

Dear Friends:

On Saturday, October 29th, cities across the nation will be participating in the National Prescription Take Back Day. On that day, the Drug Enforcement Agency will be working with local police departments and other agencies to assist in hosting drug drop-off locations, where people can safely dispose their unused, unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, including narcotics.

Each day approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. More than seven million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.

But many of us are confused about what do with our unwanted medications. Improper disposal of pharmaceuticals creates a public health concern: persistent disposal of these medications into our waste streams pollutes our water supply and causes harm to humans and animals. Pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans.

Working in partnership with cities throughout our area to promote the safe and proper disposal of unwanted and unused pharmaceuticals, I would like to encourage you to turn in your unused or expired medication on National Prescription Take Back Day at locations throughout Senate District 23 on October 29th.

National Take Back Day Drop-Off Locations
For October 29th, 2011 from 10pm-2pm

Ventura County:

Oxnard Police Dept. Lobby

215 South C St., Oxnard CA

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Ventura Police Dept. Westside Resource Center

110 N. Olive, Unit #K Ventura, CA

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Ventura Police Dept. VPD Headquarters

1425 Dowell Dr., Ventura, CA

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Ventura Co. Sheriff's Dept. Camarillo Police Dept.

3701 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo, CA

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Ventura Co. Sheriff's Dept. Thousand Oaks Police Dept.

2101 E. Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA

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L.A. County:

Santa Monica Police Dept. Curbside Drop-off

333 Olympic Dr., Santa Monica, CA

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L.A. Co. Sheriff's Dept. Malibu/Lost Hills Station

27050 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills, CA

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L.A. Co. Sheriff's Dept. West Hollywood Station

780 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

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For more information or to find a drop-off location nearest you, please check the websites below:
Drug Enforcement Agency: www.dea.gov
Earth 911: www.earth911.com

With your participation, you are helping to keep our homes safe and our water clean.

Sincerely,

Senator Fran Pavley
California Senate District 23

California State Senator Fran Pavley - District 23

The 23rd Senate District includes the cities of Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and Westlake Village, as well as several communities in the City of Los Angeles, including Bel Air, Beverly-Fairfax, Beverly Glen Canyon, Brentwood, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Pacific Palisades, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana, West Hills, Westwood and Woodland Hills. The district also includes Topanga, Channel Islands and other communities in unincorporated Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Web site: http://www.senate.ca.gov/pavley
E-mail: Senator Fran Pavley

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 4035
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 651-4023

District Office
2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 3088
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tel: (310) 314-5214
Tel: (805) 815-3917
Tel: (818) 831-6082


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