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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.

Don't forget: DEA drug take-back on Saturday

Don't forget to dispose of your unwanted medicines at the DEA's next take-back event to be held tomorrow from 10a.m. to 2p.m....

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:36AM on 4/27/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Single-day Events

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Mercury Found in Skin Products

What do irritability, shyness, tremors, changes in vision or hearing, memory problems, depression, and numbness and tingling all have in common? They are all signs of mercury poisoning. If you have been using personal care products that work as skin lighteners or anti-aging treatments, you should check the product label. The U...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 1:46PM on 4/20/2012
Categories: In the News

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FDA warns fentanyl patches a danger to children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer advisory on Wednesday, reminding people to properly store, use, apply, and dispose of fentanyl patches. Young children, particularly those under two years of age, can be seriously harmed or killed if they come into contact with the patches, even ones that have already been us...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 1:34PM on 4/20/2012
Categories: In the News Single-day Events

SpringFest 2012

Purdue SpringFest

Where else could you find an electric vehicle Grand Prix, puppet making, SimMan, cockroach racing, honey tasting, "bunny fencing", and a medicine collection event all in one place? Only at Purdue SpringFest ! During this year's SpringFest, IISG partnered with the Pu...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:32AM on 4/20/2012
Categories: Collection Programs Single-day Events

DEA 28 April 2012

April 28th: DEA's Next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

It's that time of year again...get ready to clean out your medicine cabinet. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host another nationwide medicine take-back on Saturday, April 28th . You can drop off your expired or unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the nearest...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 2:44PM on 4/17/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Resources Single-day Events

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FDA announces guidance on use of antibiotics in livestock

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new guidance regarding the use of antibiotics in livestock. The FDA recommends that farmers and ranchers phase out the use of antibiotics to promote growth; using antibiotics instead to prevent or treat disease. The FDA is asking drug companies...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 11:53AM on 4/17/2012
Categories: In the News

Covanta Energy announces the continuation of the Rx4Safety Program

Covanta Energy Corporation recently announced the indefinite continuation of their Prescription for Safety Program (Rx4Safety) which provides safe disposal of medications collected at community drug take-back programs. Covanta has been providing communities with free disposal of pharmaceuticals since 2010. Click here...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:09AM on 4/10/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Resources

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Medicine collection event at Purdue SpringFest on April 14th

Spring cleaning your medicine cabinet can be easy and fun this year. Come to Purdue Spring Fest in West Lafayette, IN, on April 14th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to drop off your expired or unwanted medicines for proper disposal. You can drop off your unwanted medications at the Heine Pharmacy Build...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:09AM on 4/4/2012
Categories: Collection Programs Single-day Events Workshops & Events