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Rx for Action

A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

UpClose gets a brand new look for our two year anniversary

It's been two years since our first edition of UpClose , and we decided to celebrate the occasion by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the study that launched an era of scientific and public interest in pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants. And to top it off, we've given the...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 1:43PM on 11/13/2014
Categories: Latest Research Resources


Community Spotlight shines on Macon County Sheriff's Office

Box Installed: September 5, 2014 Box Location: 333 S. Franklin Street, Decatur, IL For more information: Brochure or call 217-424-4505 (Macon County Environmental Management Department) Congratulations go out to Macon County on the installation...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 3:20PM on 10/16/2014
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight In the News

Laura talks to UPTV about CU take-back programs

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant 's Unwanted Meds program was recently featured on UPTV, the City of Urbana 's public, education, and government access TV station. Hosted by Natalie KennyMarquez,...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 10:26AM on 10/6/2014
Categories: In the News


Pollution Prevention Minute (Ep 2): How to Take-Back Your Meds

So, you have some unused, expired, or unwanted medicines in your cabinet, taking up space on your shelves that could better be put to use. What do you do with them? Our new " Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Pollution Prevention Minute " series is here to help! In...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:27AM on 10/3/2014
Categories: Pollution Prevention Minute

Federal court upholds Alameda County's medicine take-back ordinance

Yesterday the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in California rejected the pharmaceutical industry's challenge to an Alameda County ordinance requiring drug manufacturers to pay for disposal of consumers' unused medications. The cour...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:05AM on 10/1/2014
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Legislation

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National survey seeks to learn how pet owners dispose of PPCPs

We love our pets. In fact, 68 percent of households own pets as of 2012, according to the American Pet Product Association (APPA). APPA predicts that we will spend close to $60 billion this year on our pets, and a sizable chunk of that will be for pharmaceuticals and personal care products. For a variety of reasons, these medicines and shampoos don't necessarily get used up. What happen...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:17PM on 9/29/2014
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Resources

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Introducing Community Spotlight

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant's pollution prevention team works to educate people about the issues surrounding improper use, storage, and disposal of pharmaceuticals. Our primary goal is to reduce the amount of human...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 1:42PM on 9/27/2014
Categories: Collection Programs Resources