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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 #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

Community Spotlight Shines a Light on Sauk Prairie Police Department

Community Spotlight: Sauk Prairie Police Department Box Installed: August 18, 2012 Box Location: 726 Water Street, Sauk City, WI (accessible 24/7, low...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 10:00AM on 3/25/2015
Categories: Community Spotlight

Allison

Medicine disposal draws a crowd at public engagement symposium

Allison Neubauer and Kirsten Walker were at the University of Illinois Public Engagement Symposium last week to raise awareness of IISG outreach in Champaign-Urbana. Allison had this to say about the event. The public...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 11:42AM on 3/20/2015
Categories: Workshops & Events

In the News #3: IISG Pollution Prevention-related Articles and Research

Greetings, and welcome to our third edition of "In the News".  These are just a few of the articles, research papers, and bits of legislation happening in the areas of PPCPs, chemicals of emerging concern, and marine debris.  It is not an exhaustive list by any means, but it is a start!  We share a lot of this information via T...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 9:46AM on 3/20/2015
Categories: In the News

Community Spotlight Shines on the Village of Argenta

Community Spotlight: Argenta Village Hall (initiated by Macon County Sheriff’s Office) Box Installed: March 3, 2015 Box Location: 330 North Warren S...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 12:16PM on 3/16/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight