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Environments and Health: Leftover Drugs in the Water Supply: Don't Flush Those Pills!

Lauer, Michelle F. MSN, RN; Kettell, Bettie D. AD, RN; Davis, Marla H. MSN, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000387692.78241.c9
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Abstract

Medication take-back programs can reduce the environmental impact—and associated health threats—of improper disposal.

In Brief

Medication take-back programs can reduce the environmental impact—and associated health threats—of improper disposal.

Author Information

Michelle F. Lauer is a patient care coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE. Bettie D. Kettell is an OR staff nurse and the pollution prevention coordinator at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, ME, where Marla H. Davis is the director of Community Health Status Improvement. Contact author, Michelle F. Lauer: mlauer@christianacare.org. Environments and Health is coordinated by Karen Ballard, MA, RN: kballard@nyc.rr.com.

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