Product Stewardship Institute
December 19, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn how to implement a drug take-back program in your local pharmacy.
While prescription drugs play a key role in improving lives, they also pose a risk to addicts, unsuspecting children, and pets when leftover and relegated to medicine cabinets. In fact, every 14 minutes a person dies in the U.S. from an unintentional drug overdose or accidental poisoning, and seven out of 10 people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends and family. It's time we do more to combat this devastating epidemic.
Drug take-back programs -- collection receptacles and mail-back envelopes -- provide the public with a convenient way to safely dispose of leftover medications. Independent, chain, and hospital pharmacies are particularly convenient locations to host these programs. On this educational webinar, expert speakers -- including pharmacists, reverse distributors, and others -- will discuss why and how they have implemented effective medication take-back programs at pharmacies, and will address the following questions:
This webinar is brought to you for free thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.