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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.

Community Spotlight
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Thank You Sauk Prairie Police Department

Recently it was reported that a police officer was allegedly stealing drugs from the medicine take-back program in Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin. I was disappointed when I first read the news. Then I was relieved, because the check and balance system worked just as it was designed t...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 3:35PM on 12/8/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight In the News

Community Spotlight Shines a Light on the P2D2 Program of the Upper Peninsula

Community Spotlight: The Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal (P2D2) Program of the Upper Peninsula Boxes Installed: August 1, 2012 Box Locations: Marquette City Police Department,...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 10:00AM on 3/31/2015
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Community Spotlight Shines a Light on Sauk Prairie Police Department

Community Spotlight: Sauk Prairie Police Department Box Installed: August 18, 2012 Box Location: 726 Water Street, Sauk City, WI (accessible 24/7, low...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 10:00AM on 3/25/2015
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Community Spotlight Shines on the Village of Argenta

Community Spotlight: Argenta Village Hall (initiated by Macon County Sheriff’s Office) Box Installed: March 3, 2015 Box Location: 330 North Warren S...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 12:16PM on 3/16/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight: West Lafayette Police Department (Indiana)

Program started : 2010 Take-back events occur monthly :  The second Thursday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (these times are strictly enforced, as there is no permanent drop box available). (Upcoming events: March 12, April 9, May 14......

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 9:20AM on 3/4/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight shines on Champaign Police Department

Box Installed: May 24, 2013 Box Location: 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820 For more information: (217) 351-4545   Last May , three l...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 11:25AM on 1/5/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight Resources

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Community Spotlight shines on Macon County Sheriff's Office

Box Installed: September 5, 2014 Box Location: 333 S. Franklin Street, Decatur, IL For more information: Brochu...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 3:20PM on 10/16/2014
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight In the News

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Introducing Community Spotlight

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant's pollution prevention team works to educate people about the issues surrounding improper use, storage, and disposal of pharmaceuticals. Our primary...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 1:42PM on 9/27/2014
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight Resources