Medication Disposal in Michigan:

Medication Disposal in Michigan:

6th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium In the Trenches - A Community Approach Medicine Waste Disposal: Take Back Programs Are NOT a Waste of Time October, 2015 The Problem

Flushing unwanted/unused medications Associated Press Study US Geological Study Prescription Drug Abuse DEA Controlled Substances Why Should We Care ? Why Should We Care? Cont. Environmental Reasons

Law Enforcement Reasons Substance Abuse Prevention Reasons Types of Collection of Unwanted Medications Community Collection Medical Waste Disposal Companies Municipal Program Law Enforcement (no more DEA take back) Mail back

Mail Box Type Collection Collection at Pharmacies Yellow Jug Old Drugs Strategy to Help Address Issue Non-Profit Organization Model Great Lakes Clean Water Organization US Clean Water

Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program Able to collect controlled and non-controlled Cost $300 per year unlimited weight Yellow Jugs Old Drugs Program Program overview Currently serve: Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin,

Indiana, Ohio, North Dakota On Demand system in all states that allow in 2016 Program support by: Pharmacies-Primary funding State funded ND Grants, Local, State, Federal Prevention Task Force IN Individual donations Pharmaceutical Industry

Eli Lilly Yellow Jugs Old Drugs Program Advantages:

Pharmacy based and easily recognizable Well thought out, strict protocol Leverage grant funds-Sustainable after grants Low operational cost Volunteers/Employees Professional Customer Service Free publicity News stories, Radio and Video public service announcements (PSAs) First Non Profit Reverse Distributor in the country. One or 27 in the US

Program support by: Pharmacies-Primary funding State funded ND, Legislation, Voluntary Grants, Local, State, Federal Prevention Task Force IN Individual donations Pharmaceutical Industry Eli Lilly and Company

Controlled Substance Collection Space Saving Lockable Container Inner Liner-barcode Cost effective $200 deposit-Unlimited Jugs $300 Dissolving gel GLCW/USCW Reverse Distributor Reasons for Pharmacy to participate Customer Service-retain and attract Public Safety

Environmental Issues/Water Quality Reduce exposure to accidently accepting controlled Lockable Container Required to collect Controlled Participating Pharmacy Map GreatLakesCleanWater.org http://www.USCleanWater.org Participating Pharmacy Map

Secure Responsible Drug Disposal Contact Information Chris Angel President Great Lakes Clean Water US Clean Water Organization [email protected] 989-736-8179

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