A Tool for Rural Areas to Fight Drug Abuse and Reduce Water Impacts

Drug Take-Back: A Tool for Rural Areas to Fight Drug Abuse and Reduce Water Impacts

Monday, May 15, 2017 (12:30 pm – 3:00 pm PST)

Each year, over $1 billion worth of leftover drugs are thrown in the trash, flushed, or relegated to medicine cabinets. Removing unwanted prescription drugs from the home reduces their availability to addicts, children, and pets, and prevents them from being thrown in the garbage or down the drain where they enter the environment and contaminate our waterways. Drug take-back programs — collection receptacles and mail-back envelopes — provide residents with a convenient way to safely dispose of leftover medications.

It’s time that all communities had access to drug take-back programs, including in rural areas where access tends to be limited. On this webinar, expert speakers will discuss why and how they have implemented effective disposal programs at their local pharmacy, hospital, or law enforcement agency. How can community groups, state and local government agencies, non-profits, and others work together to create successful programs? What are some of the best outreach and messaging strategies for promoting drug take-back in rural and other areas? How do different communities pay to implement and run their programs?

Product Stewardship Institute’s (PSI) expert speakers will answer these questions and more in this upcoming FREE webinar.