[Pharmwaste] RE: Pharmwaste Digest, Vol 11, Issue 7

gressitt gressitt at uninets.net
Fri Sep 8 17:33:32 EDT 2006

Deborah and thank you for checking it out. The contact person there is Erin
Artigiani. She is their government and legislative affairs liaison and I
personally vouch for her as being thorough. CESAR did remarkable work in a
very short time, for which we were and are still in beholden to them. They
were frankly one of the reasons our legislation got passed. The cost of
maintaining that site however resulted in their need for a grant to keep it
up. They could use support letters and contacts supporting what they did,
and for them to continue. They also have a director who is well aware of the
issue of unused medication. Letters to him, check out their home page will
not hurt. 
If I have not been clear, let me paraphrase, those folks are great. 
Stevan Gressitt 

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This is the site for CESAR (thanks to Dr. Gressitt for sharing it), that
contains the legislation from states on pharmaceutical reuse:

It was last updated May 12, 2005 so it isn't as current as it could be.
They include this note on the site:  "We are aware that the status and
content of legislation changes frequently. If you have any corrections,
updates or additions to what we have posted for your state, please contact
the CESAR library at library at cesar.umd.edu."  

Please look over the information for your state, and update as necessary.
This can be a good source for all of us.

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Allen, I agree this is a very helpful document.  And it sure begs for one
other little tiny column..a state contact person for each of those states
that could keep up to date with changes and be a contact for the rest of us
with questions regarding the state of activities in that state. Just a

I believe DEA is still trying to encourage folks to shy from activities that
could lead to diversion, and seems more positive about getting some models
that can be replicated, without their having the funds to support those

When we passed the legislation in Maine, CESAR at the University of Maryland
did a compilation of all laws across the country that dealt with unsed drugs
and last I looked it was sstill up. It was originally printed with actual
copies of the entire law and it was massive, it was more readily useable
when they put it on the web. 

Planning is almost wrapped up for the 3rd Annual Unused Drug Disposal
Conference slated for Portland Maine October 23-24, hold the dates, more to
follow shortly.

Stevan Gressitt


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