As you know Los Angeles County is working to make it easier for residents to safely dispose of unwanted medicines and sharps and is conducting a short online survey to get input from the public. We are asking for your help to distribute the survey by forwarding the email below to your members and other adults who live in LA County. The survey is English and Spanish and will close on January 11, 2016. Please let us know if you would like us to send web buttons or messages about the survey for you to share online and in social media.
MEDICINES AND SHARP DISPOSAL – CONSUMER SURVEY
Dear LA County Resident,
Unwanted and expired drugs in the home can be dangerous. They can cause accidental poisonings in children, the elderly, and pets. Unwanted and expired drugs can also cause harm or even death when used by curious teens and young adults. Used needles, syringes, and lancets (sharps) can cause accidental injuries and infections if they are not properly disposed.
Los Angeles County is working to make it easier for residents to safely dispose of unwanted medicines and sharps. To do this in the best possible way, your input is needed. Please fill out this short survey to let us know which disposal options would work best for you and to share your thoughts on this issue. Also, please forward this email to other LA County residents who might be interested in completing the survey.
English survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/medicinesandsharps
Spanish survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/medicamentosyagudos
For more information on the County’s efforts please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/pharma.htm
Thank you very much,
Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH
Interim Health Officer Los Angeles County