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A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

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University of Illinois students gain practical work experience while earning class credit

We're excited to share that IISG is again partnering with University of Illinois students to tackle today's environmental problems in sustainable ways through the Learning in Community (LINC) course. This semester, eight students will be working on projects aimed at keeping pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) out of local waterways.

The purpose of the LINC course is to prepare students to become informed decision makers and future leaders. Students will gain practical work experience by developing outreach materials to educate the public about PPCPs and creating marketing and advertising projects, all while earning course credit.

This fall, IISG's Adrienne Gulley and Allison Neubauer are assisting the students with coordinating a campus-wide medicine take-back event as well as educating local high school students on proper disposal of unwanted meds.

The students' efforts are timely, as new regulations on disposal of controlled substances have just been released by the DEA this month, bringing significant attention to the problem of PPCPs in our waterways.

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