Walorski Encourages Hoosiers to Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs on Take Back Day

Friday, October 25, 2019

Walorski Encourages Hoosiers to Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs on Take Back Day

Bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Signed Into Law One Year Ago

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today encouraged Hoosiers to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26, by bringing unused and expired prescription medications to collection sites across Indiana for safe disposal. Collection sites can be found at DEAtakeback.com.

“This week marked one year since the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act was signed into law, and it’s clear this bipartisan achievement is making a real difference in fighting the opioid epidemic,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “By working together, we can help prevent drug abuse and addiction, support recovery, and save lives. I encourage all Hoosiers to take action this Saturday by bringing their unused and expired prescription drugs to a Take Back Day collection site for safe disposal.”

The bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which was signed into law on October 24, 2019, included a provision authored by Walorski and named for South Bend physician Dr. Todd Graham, who was tragically killed in 2017 for refusing to write an opioid prescription when it wasn’t the appropriate treatment. Walorski’s measure aims to expand access to non-opioid alternative pain treatments and technologies.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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