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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.

Alameda County wins first round in legal battle against pharmaceutical industry

Breaking news from PSI : August 29, 2013-- A federal court judge in California ruled today against the pharmaceutical industry and in favor of Alameda County, California, effectively allowing the county's...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:19AM on 8/30/2013
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Resources

Looking for funds to support medicine take-back programs in Wisconsin?

Barb Bickford at Wisconsin DNR passed this along: The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection has posted application materials for its 2014 Clean Sweep Grants . During this grant cycle, $100,000 is available to fund the collection of unwanted prescription drugs from households. Complete appl...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 8:20AM on 8/29/2013
Categories: Collection Programs Resources

Assessing the exposure risk of pharmaceuticals in the environment

A recent paper in Biology Letters sets the stage for assessing the exposure risk and impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment on individuals and ecosystems . I was going to provide a quick summary of the article, but this...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 11:33AM on 8/28/2013
Categories: Latest Research

IISG sets sail to look for plastics in Lake Michigan

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) sets sail today on a mission to find plastics in Lake Michigan. The trip is a part of a larger effort to determine if the plastics and microplastics that have been found in the world's oceans are an issue in the Great Lakes too. Sampling kicked off last year with research trips on Lakes Huron, Superio...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 11:04AM on 8/8/2013
Categories: Latest Research