[Pharmwaste] Trashing drugs is bad advice!

veora little veoralittle at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 14:00:02 EDT 2017


Ed, you are going to put in a call to Dr. Azar today arn't you?  Education,
Education, Education.  She will appreciate it and do a repeat performance !!


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On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:50 PM, Ed Gottlieb <EGottlieb at cityofithaca.org>
wrote:

> I was totally shocked to hear Dr. Natalie Azar promote trash disposal with
> kitty litter for unwanted medications on the Today Show.  Starting at 3:23;
> http://www.today.com/video/are-you-taking-more-
> medication-than-you-need-to-here-s-how-to-find-out-1016325187621
>
>
>
> The EPA, DEA, FDA, and many other federal and state agencies say that
> take-back programs are the preferred method of disposal and trash disposal
> should only be used as a last resort.  Just yesterday, the acting
>
> http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/08/02/chuck-rosenberg-dea-opioids
>
> The only stake-holders that promote trash disposal as the preferred method
> of disposal are PhARMA and disposal product manufactures.
>
>
>
> Please consider
> Ed Gottlieb
> Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
> Board Member, New York Product Stewardship Council
> 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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