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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