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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.

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 Purdue College of Pharmacy, Purdue Police Department and West Lafayette Police Department to host a medicine collection event. Despite the rain, 24 people dropped off more than 43 pounds of medicine. Students from the Purdue Chapter of the SnPHA also collected anonymous data as medicines were being turned in, including what was being returned and why participants were returning it. This information will help doctors, pharmacists, and researchers understand why people do not take all of their medicine, and could ultimately lead to a reduction in medicines entering the environment.

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