[Pharmwaste] DEA collection results reported

Ed Gottlieb EGottlieb at cityofithaca.org
Mon May 9 13:14:18 EDT 2016

I can't confirm the information in the following story, which reports record results for the last DEA take back event:
893,498 pounds of medications from nearly 5,400 collection sites.
"The 447 tons collected tops the 390 tons seen in spring 2014."

The story also says, "A record number of Americans showed up".  Since the DEA does not track attendance information, I wonder how they could know this.

The DEA website does not have a press release posted, though they may have sent one to media.
I'll let you know if the drugstorenews responds to my request for their sources for this story.


Ed Gottlieb
Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
525 3rd Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 273-8381
fax: (607) 273-8433
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