[Pharmwaste] 2012 ONDCP Strategy

Lucy, Burke Burke.Lucy at CalRecycle.ca.gov
Tue Apr 17 19:53:48 EDT 2012

Other than updated statistics, it looks like the White House ONDCP has nothing new for disposal info/policies in their 2012 National Drug Control Strategy report (http://wpsd.bimedia.net/content/2012_ndcs.pdf):

Disposal: As stated previously, 71 percent of individuals that reported that they had misused prescription drugs obtained the drugs from a friend or relative.84 This demonstrates the importance of getting these unneeded or expired prescription drugs out of the home and properly disposed where they cannot harm people or the environment.

The Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 allowed for DEA to implement regulations on the disposal of controlled substances by ultimate users, long term care facilities, and other authorized persons.  Until the regulations are promulgated, DEA will arrange for communities to get rid of unneeded or expired prescription drugs through National Prescription Drug Take Back Days.  These Take Back Days have been one of the most successful aspects of the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan.  As of December 2011, three Take Back Days have resulted in the collection and destruction of more than 498 tons of medications through this initiative.  The success of this initiative could not have been accomplished without the combined efforts of more than 3,900 Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that sponsored more than 5,000 collection sites.


From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Stevan Gressitt
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Stevan Gressitt, M.D.
Faculty Associate, University of Maine Center on Aging
Academic Member, Athens Institute for Education and Research
Athens, Greece
Founding Director, International Institute for Pharmaceutical Safety
University of New England, College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine
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