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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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Medical assistants learning about pharmaceutical stewardship

Whether pills, patches, or liquids, managing pharmaceutical waste isn't just a matter of disposing of expired or unwanted medication properly. Even more attention has to be focused on reducing the hundreds of tons of medicine that go unused each year in the United States. Healthcare providers need to be at the fore...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 3:30PM on 8/8/2012
Categories: In the News Resources

Stewardship Project

Kimiko Pettis wins Sea Grant PPCP Stewardship Award for classroom PPCP projects

Seventh-grade teacher Kimiko Pettis participated in this year's Windy City Earth Force project in partnership with Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the Calumet Environmental Education Program at The Field Museum, where she learned about the GLRI-funded Stewardship Project Contest (PDF). Ms. Pettis was sele...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 2:17PM on 8/7/2012
Categories: For Teachers In the News

September 29th: Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Champaign-Urbana

The Illinois EPA will conduct a free, one-day household hazardous waste (HHW) collection in Champaign-Urbana on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have been accumulating unwanted medicine, paint, florescent light bulbs, batteries or other HHW, you can drop it off at the News-Gazette Distribution Center on Apollo Drive in Champaign on September 29th. List of accepted it...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:27AM on 8/6/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Single-day Events