[Pharmwaste] RE: PhRMA Medication Disposal StatementReleased
October 31, 2011
Fred.Massoomi at nmhs.org
Wed Nov 2 14:38:03 EDT 2011
I had the opportunity to meet with you in 2010 to discuss PhRMA's role
of pharmaceutical waste in the US water supply with George Mannina.
I applaud PhRMA's October 31, 2011 press release and their continual
role in assisting the US with addressing the problem of unwanted
I was hoping to use your assistance with suggestions for updating the
SMARTRx site as listed below. I know PhRMA is one of three sponsors for
this site and with the advent of take-back programs we (PharmWaste List
Serv) were hoping to assist PHRMA/APhA with updating your shared site
with current options, specifically:
Modify the message (and that of http://www.smarxtdisposal.net/
<http://www.smarxtdisposal.net/> ) to suggest folks look to dispose of
unused medication at take-back locations FIRST (resources exist to find
these such as: http://www.takebacknetwork.com) before opting to throw
meds in the trash?
The FDA has modified their disposal message to include the take-back
option prior to disposal in the trash at:
Thank you for your time and assistance and please feel free to contact
me if you have any questions.
Firouzan 'Fred' Massoomi, Pharm.D., FASHP
Nebraska Methodist Hospital
Pharmacy Operations Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy Services
8303 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68114
fred.massoomi at nmhs.org
(402) 354-4340 office (402) 354-3139 fax
P How do YOU dispose of unwanted drugs?
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