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Pharmaceutical waste summit targets drug abuse and old meds in our water

Contact Melissa Boehm, 414-227-3344, melissa.boehm@ces.uwex.edu Finding voluntary and mandatory solutions for some of the environmental and social impacts of pharmaceutical waste was the focus of a recent summit held by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Product Stewardship Institute. The Pharmaceutical Waste Product Stewardship Summit brought together representatives from diverse regional and national groups, including […]

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“Get the Meds Out” mail-back aims to protect Great Lakes, prevent drug abuse

Program offers convenient, environmentally safe way to clean out the medicine cabinet Contact Melissa Boehm, 414 227-3344, melissa.boehm@ces.uwex.edu Milwaukee, Wis.–The University of Wisconsin-Extension recently launched a new pharmaceutical mail-back program in an effort to safely prevent unwanted medications from entering the Great Lakes or being abused in Wisconsin homes. The program, called “Get the Meds […]

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Mail-back program helps people dispose of unwanted medications

36 counties in Great Lakes watershed taking part in ‘Get the Meds Out’ Contact: Melissa Boehm, 414-227-3344, melissa.boehm@ces.uwex.edu Milwaukee, Wis.–A new program that offers a convenient way to dispose of unwanted medications and helps reduce harmful environmental impacts is scheduled to kick off this spring in 36 Wisconsin counties. The University of Wisconsin-Extension received a […]

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