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PSI Webinar: Pharmacy-Based Drug Take-Back: Fact and Fiction
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST
Category: Webinars

Product Stewardship Institute Webinar - Pharmacy-Based Drug Take Back: Fact and Fiction

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 11:00 - 12:30pm PT
Contact: Suzy Whalen
[email protected]

Register HERE - Online registration is available until: 12/19/2017 

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:

  • What are the benefits for pharmacies to collect unwanted medication?
  • What does receptacle set-up entail?
  • How do you choose the right reverse distribution company to collect medications and work with your business?
  • How much does it typically cost to run a year-long drug take-back program?
  • What are some of the best outreach and messaging strategies for promoting your collection services?

This webinar is kindly offered for free thanks to a sponsorship from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.


Karen Ryle, MS, RPh, Director of Outpatient Pharmacy, Massachusetts General Hospital

Daniel Moran, Senior Director Operations - Healthcare Solutions, Covanta

Kaileen Skidgel (Invited), Pharmacist, Pawnee Indian Health Center Pharmacy

Vivian Fuhrman, Ph.D. (Moderator), Senior Associate for Policy and Programs, Product Stewardship Institute