A variety of tools are available to educate both consumers and policy makers about the pharmaceutical waste issue. Links to key resources include powerpoint presentations, project documents and reports, and other relevant material.
Pharmaceutical Waste Product Stewardship Summit Presentations (June 7-8, 2012):
The Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SCAODA) has released a comprehensive report,“Reducing Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Abuse: A Call to Action–Critical steps toward building a healthier Wisconsin.”
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant – on Unwanted Meds
Wisconsin DNR – on Healthcare waste (Click on pharmaceutical waste under the household or non-household tabs, as appropriate)
Product Stewardship Institute - on pharmaceuticals
U.S. EPA - on product stewardship
U.S. Geological Survey Emerging Contaminants Study
Adverse Effects in Wild Fish Living Downstream from Pharmaceutical Manufacture Discharges (site for purchasing the full article). Synopsis of the article.
Removal of Organic Wastewater Contaminants in Septic Systems Using Advanced Treatment Technologies (site for purchasing the full article). This research was done in Wisconsin. Abstract only.
Prescription Pill Drug Abuse
Learn about Canada’s program for prescription drug collection!
GLRI Canadian Program Overview
Midwest Product Stewardship Council – Overviews:
(MPSC_overview; GLRI Product Stewardship and Pharmaceuticals Webinar 4-20-11 Cynthia, Sierra)
Preventing Pharmaceutical Pollution and Diversion (PSI USDA Pharms Presentation)