Experts to speak at LECOM about medication disposal

A group of distinguished experts will speak to LECOM < http://www.lecom.edu/ >  students and faculty members about the proper way to dispose of medications on Tuesday, March 29 from 1 - 5 p.m.

A group of distinguished experts will speak to LECOM < http://www.lecom.edu/ >  students and faculty members about the proper way to dispose of medications on Tuesday, March 29 from 1 - 5 p.m.  The improper disposal of unwanted medications can hurt the environment and release toxins into the water supply.


Speakers will include Anna McCartney and Marti Martz from the Pennsylvania Sea Grant < http://www.pserie.psu.edu/seagrant/seagindex.htm >  program, Diana Aga, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo < http://www.chemistry.buffalo.edu/ > , and Pat Epple, CEO of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association < http://www.papharmacists.com/index.htm > .


They will explore issues such as medicine disposal for medical professionals, ecological impacts of pharmaceuticals released into the environment, and facts, myths, opportunities and challenges related to medication disposal.  Current practices of disposal can be confusing and contradictory.  


The event will be an educational and informative one for the LECOM School of Pharmacy < http://www.lecom.edu/school_pharmacy.php >  students who will partner with the DEA on April 30th for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day < http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html > .  LECOM students will assist at drug drop off sites and provide information to the general public.   
 

Contact: Rob Macko, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Media Relations, (814) 860-5125, (814) 866-8408 Fax, rmacko@lecom.edu

T he Lake Erie College of O steopathic Medicine < http://www.lecom.edu/explore.php >  and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine < http://lecom.edu/college_medicine.php >  and pharmacy < http://lecom.edu/school_pharmacy.php > . From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania < http://www.visiteriepa.com/ > , Greensburg, Pennsylvania < http://www.city.greensburg.pa.us/ >  and Bradenton, Florida < http://www.annamariaisland-longboatkey.com/ > , LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. Prepare yourself for medicine as your life’s profession.

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