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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D">This Press Release is probably part of an overall PR campaign to help bolster their position against this bill:</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><a href="http://www.productstewardship.us/associations/6596/files/Pharm_Stewardship_legislation.pdf">http://www.productstewardship.us/associations/6596/files/Pharm_Stewardship_legislation.pdf</a></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> pharmwaste-bounces@lists.dep.state.fl.us [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces@lists.dep.state.fl.us]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Massoomi, Fred<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, November 02, 2011 2:38 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> agoldhammer@phrma.org<br>
<b>Cc:</b> Leah Ann Lamb; Margaret Shield; Melissa Boehm; pharmwaste@lists.dep.state.fl.us<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [text][html] RE: [Pharmwaste] RE: PhRMA Medication Disposal StatementReleased October 31, 2011</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:navy">Dr. Goldhammer-</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:navy">I had the opportunity to meet with you in 2010 to discuss PhRMA&#8217;s role of pharmaceutical waste in the US water supply with George Mannina.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:navy">I applaud PhRMA&#8217;s &nbsp;October 31, 2011 press release and their continual role in assisting the US with addressing the problem of unwanted pharmaceuticals.</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:navy">I was hoping to use your assistance with suggestions for updating the SMARTRx site as listed below.&nbsp; 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:</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black">Modify the message (and that of
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black"><a href="http://www.smarxtdisposal.net/"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">http://www.smarxtdisposal.net/</span></a></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black">)
 to suggest folks look to dispose of unused medication at take-back locations FIRST&nbsp;(resources exist to find these such as:
<a href="http://www.takebacknetwork.com">http://www.takebacknetwork.com</a>)&nbsp; before opting to throw meds in the trash?
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black">The FDA has modified their disposal message to include the take-back option prior to disposal in the trash at:
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black"><a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm101653.htm"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm101653.htm</span></a></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:navy">Thank you for your time and assistance and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:navy">Fred Massoomi</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial Narrow&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:navy">Firouzan 'Fred' Massoomi, Pharm.D., FASHP</span></strong><span style="color:navy"></span></p>
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