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Yellow Jug Old Drugs program releases new PSAs on proper disposal of unwanted medicine

The Yellow Jug Old Drugs program has recently released a series of public service announcements about properly disposing of unused medications. The short spots can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GreatLakesCleanWater?feature=watch

As part of the Michigan Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality awarded the Yellow Jug Old Drugs program a $77,125 grant to educate people on the need for proper disposal of their expired and unused medications. The Yellow Jug Old Drugs program works in partnership with local pharmacies to collect and dispose of unused drugs in a safe and approved manner.

In addition to producing the PSAs, the grant funding will be used to:

* Produce and broadcast a 30 minute documentary in cooperation with CMU Public Broadcasting

* Adapt informational material for accessibility for persons with disabilities

* Translate printed material into Spanish and Arabic

* Work with local substance abuse prevention agencies to educate citizens about the importance of proper disposal to help reduce prescription drug abuse

* Provide outreach to Michigan pharmacies and pharmacy students


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