In an effort to make it easier for individuals to dispose of medicine, Assemblyman John DiMaio’s office secured a large donation of Medication Disposal System bags from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Many people, home-bound or facing other obstacles in disposing of their expired and unused medicine safely, will be recipients of the bags. DiMaio recently presented hundreds of bags to The Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of the Family Guidance Center of Warren County. DiMaio, second from left, is pictured here with L-R, Mary Jo Harris, Coalition Coordinator, Diane Bonelli, Project Director for the Coalition, and Kim Spangenberg, Project Assistant. The Coalition expressed their thanks to Assemblyman DiMaio and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for their efforts. They noted that they will be providing these disposal bags to the Caregivers Coalition, funeral parlor directors,.and other appropriate groups. These bags are perfect for senior citizens and other home-bound individuals unable to dispose of expired and unused medications at one of the local permanent prescription drop boxes located throughout Warren County (Hope, Belvidere, Washington Township, Phillipsburg, Mansfield). For those who can get to one of the locations, go to the NJ Consumer Affairs website at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/Pages/Locations.aspx for sites in Warren County. For those who cannot get to a site or prefer more information, call the Coalition, 908-223-1985.