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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.

In the News #5: IISG Pollution Prevention-related Articles and Research

There's been a lot going on in the news lately regarding PPCPs and Marine Debris. For our work with communities, some of the biggest news this week was the DEA's announcement that they plan to host another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in September. But here's some of the other summer news you may have missed. Human Behavior...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 8:30AM on 7/23/2015
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Single-day Events

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DEA Drug Take-back Days Are Back

When the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced last September that they would no longer be hosting the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days, some communities were left wondering how they would be able to keep collecting unused medications for proper disposal. Those communities can now breathe a big sigh of relief...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:41PM on 7/15/2015
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Resources Single-day Events

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Eco-directed Sustainable Prescribing: An Alternative Approach to Reducing Drug Waste

Anne , IISG's P2 summer intern, has been busy the past couple of months, but she took a breather from data analysis to write this blog post on eco-directed sustainable prescribing practices . It's a good primer for th...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:20PM on 7/15/2015
Categories: Latest Research

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IISG's P2 program welcomes Anne Packard

Each year, IISG goes hunting for the best and brightest college students for our summer internship program. This summer, the P2 program is happy to welcome Anne Packard to our team. So without further introduction, here's Anne. Can pharmacists play a role in pollution control? This is the question I asked myself when I heard about an internship through the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant....

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 3:02PM on 6/12/2015
Categories: For Teachers Internships

In the News #4: IISG Pollution Prevention-related Articles and Research

Greetings, and welcome to our fourth edition of our "In the News" series.  In this series we share a round-up of some of the news articles, legislation, and research papers related to the issues we focus on, such as the impact that pharmaceuticals and personal care products have on our environment, and the growing knowledge and impact of marine debris and microplastics to our water.  Y...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 8:40AM on 4/15/2015
Categories: In the News

Is the Cure for Tuberculosis at the Bottom of Lake Michigan?

From kite-surfing to sailing, a day at the beach to sport fishing, Lake Michigan is either a destination for fun or possible a place of work.  But did you know that it also might be the home of a cure for tuberculosis (TB)? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago 's...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 10:00AM on 4/1/2015
Categories: Latest Research

Community Spotlight Shines a Light on the P2D2 Program of the Upper Peninsula

Community Spotlight: The Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal (P2D2) Program of the Upper Peninsula Boxes Installed: August 1, 2012 Box Locations: Marquette City Police Department,...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 10:00AM on 3/31/2015
Categories: Community Spotlight