College’s Medication Disposal Program Collection Totals Exceed 2,000 Pounds
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy hosted its seventh Safe Medication Disposal Event on Tuesday, April 4. Students operated two collection locations simultaneously, one on Ingalls Mall and a second at the North Campus Research Complex.
The event was a collaboration between the University of Michigan Police Department, Phi Delta Chi, APhA-ASP, and the Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program, with sponsorship from Advanced Care Pharmacy Services. During the event, 317 pounds non-controlled and 40 pounds controlled medication were safely disposed of through incineration.
Each Safe Medication Disposal Event has had considerable participation. Since the event's inception in March 2014, students have collected a total of 2,139 pounds of medication that are no longer in homes, landfills, or the water supply.
The College hosts two medication disposal events each year on the first Tuesday of April and October. Check the College of Pharmacy events page for information on future medication disposal events.
For more information on safe medication disposal, visit the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization.