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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.


UpClose with John Kelly

UpClose with John Kelly takes readers into the microscopic world of freshwater bacteria. Kelly , a microbiologist at Loyola University Chicago, talks with IISG's Anjanette Riley and Laura Kammin about the impacts commonly-used pharmaceuticals and consumer products have on these microbes. Their conversation highlights the results of se...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 11:17AM on 7/31/2013
Categories: Latest Research

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IISG shares proper disposal tips with vets at the AVMA Convention

Last week the Windy City hosted thousands of veterinarians attending the 2013 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention . Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) was also in attendance to share information about the importance of properly managing medicine, both...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:09AM on 7/31/2013
Categories: Workshops & Events

Attention AVMA Attendees

Want a chance to win a Kindle Fire? Want to learn about proper disposal of expired or unused pharmaceuticals? Want to know how you can help protect people, pets and the environment? If you answered yes and you are reading this blog post from the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Chicago, then you are in the right place. Here's...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:11AM on 7/20/2013
Categories: Workshops & Events

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Pharmaceuticals influence streams for long distances

Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are one of the main sources for pharmaceuticals in the environment. Yet it is unknown how long these pharmaceuticals stick around in rivers or just how far downstream from the treatment plants they travel. A new study by a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team took on these questions and also looked at how o...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 1:12PM on 7/11/2013
Categories: Latest Research