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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.

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PPCPs: What are the big questions?

By now, most people have heard about pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) finding their way into the environment and into our drinking water supplies. With over 4,000 pharmaceuticals currently in use, and a myriad of chemicals used to make personal care products, it's no wonder that scientists haven't yet figured out how all these chemicals might react with one another or what the lo...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:10AM on 7/31/2012
Categories: In the News Resources

Alameda County

Just in from California: Alameda County passes the Safe Medication Disposal Ordinance

Today the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass the...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 2:34PM on 7/24/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Legislation Resources

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Bring Your Unwanted Meds to Wabash Riverfest in West Lafayette, IN

While Wabash Riverfes t might seem like an unlikely place to find a medicine collection event, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the West Lafayette Police Department know that a take-back event will help keep medicine out of...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 2:02PM on 7/10/2012
Categories: Collection Programs Single-day Events

Great Lakes Pharmaceutical Waste Summit

On June 7th and 8th, a diverse group of people met in Chicago to discuss how to better manage pharmaceutical waste . Representatives from the Sea Grant Programs in Illinois-Indiana, Oregon and Pennsylvania attended to share their knowledge and to build new partnerships. The su...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:14AM on 7/10/2012
Categories: In the News Workshops & Events

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Pennsylvania HB 2466 would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to pay for take-back programs

One of the major hurdles to hosting successful medicine take-back programs is the lack of sustainable funding. Pennsylvania recently introduced HB 2466 which seeks to address that hurdle. If the bill passes, come January 1, 2014, any pharmaceutical manufacturers that wish to sell their product in Pennsylvania must operate or participate in an app...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 2:47PM on 7/9/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Legislation