EHS-For You and Your Family

Drug Disposal

Improper disposal of pharmaceuticals is a major threat to the environment.  The drugs can kill or poison animals and plants, and can be bioamplifed (meaning the chemicals are passed through the food chain and affect a much larger area than their original location). Drugs are entering the waterways and water plants are not equipped to remove the drugs from drinking water. The FDA and EPA have recently issued guidelines regarding the disposal of prescription drugs.

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University News
April 21, 2014
John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.
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