At-Home Drug Disposal Kits

Date: December 22nd, 2016

Topic: Water Pollution

Type: Other

Jurisdiction: Connecticut

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals donated 80,000 kits that allow citizens to dispose of prescription medications without contaminating water supplies. Citizens can simply add warm water to the kit to deactivate the medication, which can then be safely disposed in the regular trash. The kits were made available at 600 participating pharmacies. The entire project was facilitated by the Connecticut Attorney General’s office.

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