"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Increasing doses of evidence show need to keep unwanted meds out of the ecosystem

This article from the Courier is about the fifth one I have run across on my newsfeed in the last two weeks----we routinely flush unused medications down the garbage disposal or toilet with little thought to how it affects the ecosystems. It's becoming even more of a problem since many states that did have drug disposal systems set up with local pharmacies are cutting those programs because of budget cuts, and states that were considering such programs have no put them on hold for the same reason. I have read in that one way to dispose of drugs is to crush them and mix them up with coffee grounds or cat litter before disposing. Thought it was important to share this with you in case you have any birth control pills or synthetic hormones you would like to get rid of (wink).

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