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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.

Community Spotlight
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Thank You Sauk Prairie Police Department

Recently it was reported that a police officer was allegedly stealing drugs from the medicine take-back program in Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin. I was disappointed when I first read the news. Then I was relieved, because the check and balance system worked just as it was designed t...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 3:35PM on 12/8/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight In the News

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
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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
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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

Community Spotlight: West Lafayette Police Department (Indiana)

Program started : 2010 Take-back events occur monthly :  The second Thursday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (these times are strictly enforced, as there is no permanent drop box available). (Upcoming events: March 12, April 9, May 14......

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 9:20AM on 3/4/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight shines on Champaign Police Department

Box Installed: May 24, 2013 Box Location: 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820 For more information: (217) 351-4545   Last May , three local police departments from Champaign , Urb...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 11:25AM on 1/5/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight Resources

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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

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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 Community Spotlight Resources