[Pharmwaste] Med Take Back Data Publication

Jan Harris jharris at sharpsinc.com
Tue Aug 29 22:27:09 EDT 2017


Thank you for this data. Since we now can't "count pills", it's invaluable.


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On Aug 29, 2017, at 9:14 PM, Jaramillo, Jeanie <Jeanie.Jaramillo at ttuhsc.edu<mailto:Jeanie.Jaramillo at ttuhsc.edu>> wrote:

Hello All,

I am happy to finally share with you all that a manuscript on controlled substance medication take back data from 2011-2015 prepared by my colleagues and me, has now been published in the Journal of Substance Use. This includes results from data that was collected from multiple states including Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

If I had to sum up the take home message from the article, I would say it is that ‘more than 50% of the controlled medications that are prescribed remain unused across the board’. The major limitation is that this analysis is based on meds brought to take back programs. It is likely that there is a population that uses all of their medications and therefore, do not have need for take back and that is not included in the analysis.

The article is open access, no embargo. I am hoping this hyperlink will work. Let me know if it does not!

Multi-state medication take back initiative: Controlled substances collected from 2011 to 2015<http://cp.mcafee.com/d/2DRPowrhvKNtCXPwUTsSCyMyUUqejhO-Yrjhohs7nKqemjqqb2bzxEVd7bVEVdETKUYqem7xNEVdyfX2nY8X7lp7DR1kVJAWmXQ6PsVJAWmXQ6PqpEVKgvQQsLZvDTT7ANPTnKnjp7fsqem7AkXTWyaqRQRrIKsG7DR8OJMddLCQn3t-spujhhoKMedTdw0FX11SI3Vg_BYgHb7mPPYhLOdTHUyMU-qenzhOzOtQhT8IIzDAQjsZwwWn8lrxrW0E-k_zISRqMfB3-ndFLIc3zo9QIvm9Ewqd40L7omBgQgqTcDm9EwrmgSvF6y2Ro4oXdI_pOH2w1Cy0JlK9EwScVmfYQgiEq88lc6y1pIwvaxfQ3h065Lwq812RLFgQgCPhOyrxAmp>

Dr. Jeanie Jaramillo-Stametz
Managing Director, Texas Panhandle Poison Center
Asst. Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Director, Medication Cleanout
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Pharmacy
jeanie.jaramillo at ttuhsc.edu<mailto:jeanie.jaramillo at ttuhsc.edu>
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