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Unused Drug Return Prescribing Practices and Drug Policy
 

Benzodiazepine and Pharmaceuticals

General Information

Department of Transportation Report: Effects of Benzodiazepine Use on Older Adult Driving
Reply to Health Minister Rosie Winterton from C. Heather Ashton
Benzodiazepines and Health Politics
NSDUH Report: How Young Adults Obtain Prescription Pain Relievers for Nonedical Use
Co-proxamol: Withdrawal of a Drug Taken by Millions, by DN Bateman
The Massachusetts OxyContin and Other Drug Abuse Commission Final Report

An evaluation of persisting cognitive effects after withdrawal from long-term benzodiazepine use

Journal of International Neuropsychological Society Article (PDF)

Persistence of cognitive effects after withdrawal from long-term benzodiazepine use: a meta analysis; Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (PDF)

Office of National Drug Control Policy Drug Facts Website
 

Unused Drug Return

Pharmacist's Letter Vol. 23: Proper Disposal of Expired or Unwanted Drugs
April 30, 2007 Federal Register Vol 72 (No.82): Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

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Bangor Daily News Article: Getting rid of unusual drugs a step to safety by Dr. Stevan Gressitt
Maine LD 1826 An Act to Encourage The Return of Expired Pharmaceuticals
Passed Resolutions from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) 102nd Annual Meeting
Report on San Francisco Bay Area's Safe Medicine Disposal Days
December 2006 Pharmaceuticals Issue Newsletter
Office of National Drug Control Policy's Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs (2/22/07)
Arkansas Legislative Code: Prescription Drug Redispensing Program (Word Document)
Oklahoma 2004 Utilization of Unused Prescription Medications Act (Word Document)
Excerpts from the Virginia Code on redispensing pharmaceuticals (Word Document)
Aceh's latest tsunami: A flood of unusable drugs
Maine Office of Attorney General's Guide to Successfully Conducting a Drug Return Event (PDF)
Article on Implementation of the Medisend Program (PDF)
Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PDF)
Cases of inappropriate drug donations
World Health Organization's (WHO) Guidelines for Drug Donations (PDF)
Guidelines for Drug Donations, 1997 British Medical Journal Article

American Medical Association (AMA) positions on drug waste and environmental impact:

Guidelines on the Environmental Risk Assessment of Medicinal Products for Human Use by Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)
Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Streams: Disposal Practices and Policy Options in Santa Barbara

Detroit Free Press Article: Religious Groups Help U.P. Clean up: Spiritual Energy Powers Hazardous Waste Drive

Prescribing Practices and Drug Policy

Medicaid / Medicare Announcement

Toward a National Pharmaceuticals Strategy Conference Summary
Rational Use of Medicines: Progress in Implementing the WHO Medicines Strategy

Effect of New York State Regulatory Action on Benzodiazepine

Prescribing and Hip Fracture Rates (PDF File)

 
 
   
   
   
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Maine Benzodiazepine Study Group

University of Maine Center on Aging

Camden Hall

25 Texas Avenue

Bangor, Maine 04401-4324

Phone: 1 (207) 262-7920

Fax: 1 (207) 262-7921

Email: gressitt@gmail.com