disposal of medication
- United Water and NCPA Launch National Partnership for Safe Disposal of Unused Medication.
City of Chula Vista, California Announces Free Medication Disposal Program for Residents
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- City of Chula Vista, California Announces Free Medication Disposal Program for Residents.
Cvs/Pharmacy Launches National Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program ; Commits Support for Law Enforcement Efforts to Safely Remove Unused Prescription Drugs From the Community; Program Is Part of Cvs/ Pharmacy's On-Going Commitment to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day being held this Saturday, October 26, CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of the CVS/ pharmacy Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program. The new program is designed to provide police departments across the U.S. with an easy way to team up with CVS/pharmacy locations in their...
Medication Collection Boxes Placed in a Dozen Locations ; Medreturn Boxes Enable the Disposal of Unwanted Drugs in Kennebec and Somerset Counties.
There are three things you don't want to do with unwanted medications: keep them at home, flush them down the toilet, or put them in the trash. At home, they might be taken by intruders or family; in the toilet and trash, they get into the water system and pose health hazards to humans and animals.
- Rite Aid Encourages Customers to Dispose of Medication Safely with New Medication Disposal Program.
Cvs Caremark Offers Advice On Proper Management, Storage and Disposal of Medications in Light of New Study On Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs ; Cvs Caremark Is a Gold Sponsor of the Partnership at Drugfree.Org's Medicine Abuse Project, Whose New National Study Shows Teen Misuse and Abuse of Rx Medication Is Up 33 Percent Since 2008; Cvs Is Committed to Helping the Partnership Prevent a Half Million Teens From Abusing Medicine by 2017 with Practical Advice and Convenient Resources
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With National Drug Take Back Day scheduled for Saturday, April 27 and in light of a new national study revealing that one in four teenagers has misused or abused a prescription medication at least once, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is reminding families that proper management, storage and disposal of their medication can reduce access to drugs by young ...
Cvs/Pharmacy(R) to Support Safer Communities Through Donation of Drug Collection Units to Police Departments Nationwide ; Innovative Program with the Partnership at Drugfree.Org Will Place Up to 1,000 Receptacles in Communities to Support Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medications; Cvs/Pharmacy Will Also Host Nearly 200 Drug Collection Events On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day On Saturday, April 26
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it is teaming up with The Partnership at Drugfree.org to create an innovative community donation program through which local police departments can apply to receive a drug collection unit to help their communities safely dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances. As part of CVS/pharmacy's...
Think Twice Before Flushing Your Old Meds
(NNPA)-Like many of you, I care a great deal about the health of our environment. As a parent, I want to be sure my kids can enjoy the benefits of clean air and water. I also want to be sure children can enjoy and respect all that the great outdoors offer. Tb achieve this, we all must do our part to responsibly protect the environment-including ensuring the safe disposal of medications. Sometimes,...
Kanawha Sheriff's Office, Federal Agency Offer Drug Drop-Off
Kanawha County Sheriff's Office will join forces with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to ensure proper disposal of unused prescription medication. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, unused medications may be dropped off with no questions asked at several detachments of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.
For Safe Prescription Drug Disposal
TULSA, Okla., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) is partnering with the City of Tulsa and Covanta WBH, the owner/operator of the Energy-from-Waste facility in Tulsa to safely dispose of prescription drugs collected throughout the state. Since March 1, 2011, through the Safe Trip for Scripts Program, OBN has distributed nearly one-hundred (100) permanent drug...
Think Twice Before Flushing Your Old Medicine
America's pharmaceutical research companies are driven by a commitment to enhance and save lives, and the patient and environmental safety related to our products is a top priority of our industry. That's why we've partnered with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife and the American Pharmacists Association on the SMARxT Disposal Program (www.smarxtdisposal.net). This program educates people...
Nation's First of Its Kind Consumer Medication Return Initiative Creates Momentum for Safe Drug Disposal in the U.S.
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drug safety seminar Sunset Park Place will host a free senior symposium on drug safety. It will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 15. This event will cover: medication storage, expiration dates, disposal of old, unnecessary products, organizational devices, unsafe/safe use of over-the-counter medications, excessive acetaminophen use (common in seniors), vaccines, patient financial assist programs ...
Customers to Safely Dispose Their Unwanted Drugs -; - U.S. Sheldon Whitehouse Applauds Availability of Program at Cvs/Pharmacy -
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that all 7,200 of its locations now offer the Sharps Compliance Corp.'s Environmental Return System, which provides customers with the ability to safely dispose of their unused, expired or unwanted drugs using affordable medication disposal envelopes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/NE50800LOGO )
FUTURE EVENTS * Kanawha County Sheriff's Office will be participating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in an effort to ensure proper disposal of unused prescription medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. During those hours, the public can drop off their unused medications at the Chelyan, Sissonville or St. Albans detachments of the sheriff's office with no questions asked.
Schofield Adult Wellness Center in the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood ?Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will host a free program titled "Don't Flush: Learn Proper Medication ?Disposal" at 11 a.m. Wednesday. A representative from VascuScript Pharmacy will teach ?participants how to dispose of old medications using common household items. Call 995-3851 or ?visit www.schofieldca...
Document Shredding, Medication Disposal Event Planned Saturday
Residents can shred old documents and safely dispose of unused, expired prescriptions on Saturday at a Yakima County Crime Stoppers event. During the event, intended to prevent identity theft, participants can bring up to two banker boxes or three shopping bags of outdated financial records such as bank statements, old checks, credit card statements, etc., to be shredded. While there are no...
Drug Disposal Program Spreads Like Wildfire in Year's Time
It's hard to imagine, but in a little more than a year's time, Central Illinois has become the leader in the disposal of prescription medication. The Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Program is an ecologically oriented stewardship program that-makes it easy for people to return unused medication to-pharmacies and police departments. The program-combined the research of-students from Pontiac...
Maine Should Pass Medication Disposal Law ; Environmental Studies Show That Prescription Drugs Should Be Disposed of Better.
Everyone knows that it's not a good idea to keep outdated medications lying around the house, but the problems don't disappear when the pills are dumped down a drain. Old prescription drugs find their way through sewage treatment facilities and come back into rivers and the ocean. A recent study found fish near five U.S. cities had residue of pharmaceuticals used to treat high cholesterol,...
A.G.: Drug Take-Back Nets Tons
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency was busy after a drug take-back event across Kansas on Saturday. Law enforcement officers at 117 locations across the state collected 11,687 pounds of medicine for National Drug Take-Back Day. A news release from Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office said although Kansans may turn unused prescriptions in to local law enforcement year-round, the semiannual drug...
Drug Take Back Day Set for Oct. 26
National Drug Take Back Collection Day will be held in Lancaster County on Saturday, Oct. 26, with residents urged to turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal at nine locations around the county. The goal of the project is to keep drugs out of the wrong hands, and to keep pharmaceuticals from being flushed into waterways, where they can damage drinking water and cause problems with...
Prescription Drug Disposal Event Set
The Dormont Police Department will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of the Dormont Municipal Swimming Pool at 1801 Dormont Ave. Residents can bring any medication for disposal in a safe manner. No questions will be asked of anyone turning in any material.
Calif. County to Vote On Prescription Drug Bill
OAKLAND, Calif. - Officials in a Northern California county are considering a law that would require the pharmaceutical industry to foot the bill for getting rid of unused medication. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors could vote on the Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance on Tuesday. Government and industry officials say the ordinance would be the first of its kind nationwide.
Forum to Focus On Drug Use, Disposal
NORTHPORT - The Maine Department of Health and Human Services, the University of Maine Center on Aging and eight other organizations will hold a forum this month to address prescription drug use and misuse and the proper disposal of unused medication. The 2009 International Symposium on Pharmaceuticals in the Home and Environment is scheduled for Oct. 18-20 at Point Lookout Resort and Conference...