[text][html] RE: [Pharmwaste] RE: PhRMA Medication Disposal StatementReleased October 31, 2011

Pete Pasterz PAPasterz at cabarruscounty.us
Fri Nov 4 08:31:20 EDT 2011

This Press Release is probably part of an overall PR campaign to help bolster their position against this bill:

From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Massoomi, Fred
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 2:38 PM
To: agoldhammer at phrma.org
Cc: Leah Ann Lamb; Margaret Shield; Melissa Boehm; pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [text][html] RE: [Pharmwaste] RE: PhRMA Medication Disposal StatementReleased October 31, 2011

Dr. Goldhammer-

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 pharmaceuticals.

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/) 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: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm101653.htm

Thank you for your time and assistance and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Fred Massoomi

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<mailto: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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