College Hosts Spring Safe Medication Disposal Event
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy hosted its fifth Safe Medication Disposal Event on Tuesday, April 5. This was the first event with two collection locations operating 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, 435 pounds non-controlled and 45 pounds controlled medication were safely disposed of through incineration.
This is the fifth Safe Medication Disposal Event, with progressively greater participation each session. Since the event's inception in March 2014, students have collected a total of 1,452 pounds of medication that are no longer in homes, landfills, or the water supply.
Thank you and congratulations to all those who participated. 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.