[Pharmwaste] Role of the Pharmacist in PharmWaste Management

Catherine Zimmer zimme053 at umn.edu
Thu May 31 16:15:55 EDT 2007

Hi Daniel,
Pharmaceutical waste can and should be reduced at the source.  See the 
fact sheet we developed regarding our work with two MN hospitals on 
pharmaceutical waste reduction:  www.mntap.umn.edu/health/94-PharmWaste.htm

Catherine Zimmer
Health Care Specialist

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
University of Minnesota
612/624-4635, 800/247-0015

Helping Minnesota businesses maximize resource efficiency, prevent pollution and reduce costs.

drmille at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> My name is Daniel Miller, a 4th year pharmacy student at the 
> University of Iowa?s College of Pharmacy.  I am currently working on a 
> project for Health Care Without Harm and Hospitals for a Healthy 
> Environment to create a scoping document on pharmacists? role(s) in 
> pharmaceutical waste management.  I know this list-serve is monitored 
> by a large variety of professionals and I want to take advantage of 
> that fact.
> I am putting out an information request to the list-serve for the 
> following items:
> 1) How do you feel pharmacists are currently impacting pharmaceutical 
> waste management in your respective communities/hospitals/health care 
> system/etc.?
> 2) How could pharmacists improve their roles in pharmaceutical waste 
> management?
> 3) What barriers do you perceive that prevent pharmacists from 
> efficiently assisting pharmaceutical waste management? (mainly 
> hospital regs, state regs, apathy, lack of education, etc.)
> In your responses, please let me know what your position is and where 
> you are from.  As well, if you have any interesting regulations, 
> hindrances, or circumstances specific to your hospital or health care 
> facility, let me know.  Any help would be much appreciated and credit 
> will definitely be given where it is due.
> Thank you in advance for your responses.
> Sincerely Grateful,
> Daniel Miller
> --Daniel R Miller
> Student Pharmacist
> 737 Michael St #45
> Iowa City, IA 52246
> 319-541-7638
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