Who Should Pay for Prescription Drug Disposal?

Government drug experts have found that many teenagers and adults who abuse prescription drugs obtain them from people they know with prescriptions or steal them from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. Starting in 2010, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has held a series of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days to encourage Americans to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medications. More than 5600 take-back sites have been established, covering all 50 states. The Take-Back program has removed a total of 775 tons of medication from circulation, avoiding the chances of diversion and abuse.

 

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back program has been so effective that some local jurisdictions have established their own drug drop-off programs. In Alameda County in Northern California, 28 publicly-funded drop locations are available year round for residents to dispose of prescription drugs. Besides…
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Confessions of a Pharma Rep

Our site has become a bit of a “watchdog” site, but we We are not nearly as anti Pharma as you might think.

We believe that the pharmaceutical industry is driven by researchers, doctors, and scientists who are dedicated to saving lives and increasing the quality of life.

Still, there is a dark side to the equation, which is highlighted in this video called “Confessions of a Pharma Rep.”  This woman who is a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry talks about some really poor practices through which the pharma industry has earned a bad reputation for.

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