National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – April 27
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
On April 27, take the opportunity to dispose of your prescription drugs safely. Find a drug collection site near you.
Flu Season in New Jersey
Flu activity is now widespread throughout the state. Flu season peaks in NJ in March and may last until late April. But don’t fret – it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine! Find a location to get a vaccine today.
Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. If you get sick with flu, take flu antivirals if your doctor prescribes them.
The Opioid epidemic in New Jersey is recognized as a public health crisis. Find resources to help end this crisis and save lives at www.reachnj.gov.
To see the impact of opioid usage in New Jersey, visit NJCares.gov, a real-time dashboard of opioid-related data and information.