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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.


Celebrating World Water Day

March 22 is recognized as World Water Day. A day for communities across the world to celebrate freshwater and to promote ways that people can help protect our water resources. So on World Water Day, IISG urges people to reduce pharmaceutical waste by:
1. Buying only as much medicine as you will use
2. Don't accept medication samples if you know you won't use them
3. Store medicine as indicated on the label

If you do end up with medicine that you don't need:
1. Take it to a local medicine take-back program, or
2. Take your medications to the next DEA National Drug Take-Back Day to be held on April 27th.

IISG is proud to help protect water on World Water Day, and we understand the importance of protecting water everyday. We've been protecting Lake Michigan and other waterways in Illinois and Indiana for 30 years. One of our focus areas is on preventing pharmaceuticals and personal care products from contaminating waterways and drinking water, but IISG has a team of talented specialists and educators who help protect water from multiple risks. Check out the IISG website to learn more about how we can help you protect the water that you care about.

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 11:06AM on 3/22/2013
Categories: In the News Single-day Events