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Steeves, H. (2011, December 2). Maine ranks No. 1 in drug take backs per capita, again. Bangor Daily News. Available online at www.bangordailynews.com.

Crossroads. (2011, November 9). Maine Tops States for Unwanted Prescription Drug Collection. Crossroadsme.org. Available online at www.crossroadsme.org.

UW Cooperative Extension. (2011, September 13). “Get the Meds Out” mail-back aims to protect Great Lakes, prevent drug abuse. News from Cooperative Extension. Available online at: https://fyi.uwex.edu/news/.

Living Lake Country. (2011, September 8). Get the medications out: new option for med disposal. Living Lake Country. Available online at www.livinglakecountry.com.

Senator Susan Collins. (2011, May 4). Sen. Collins: The safe disposal of prescription drugs. Seacoastonline.com. Available online at www.seacoastonline.com.

Ashland Current. (2011, April 4). ‘Get The Meds Out’ Program Starts This Spring. Ashland Current. Available online at: www.ashlandcurrent.com.

Stranahan, S.Q. (2009, February 27). Drugs in Our Drinking Water: What do we do with unused medicines? AARP Bulletin Today. Available online at: http://bulletin.aarp.org/

Bowen, C. T. (2009, February 27). Prescription drugs need better controls. St. Petersburg Times. Available online at: www.tampabay.com. (PDF)

Huang, J. (2008, December 29). Maine program offers mail-in option for unused drugs. Maine Public Broadcasting Network, available online at www.mpbn.net. (PDF)

Richardson, J. (2008, December 29). Maine pilots eco-friendly way to dispose of drugs; Backers, who say it will prevent abuse, want drug makers to pay the cost. Portland Press Herald, available online at: www.pressherald.com. (PDF)

Staples, B. (2008, November 3). Agencies to assist with safe medicine disposal. Village Soup-Waldo County, available online at http://waldo.villagesoup.com. (PDF)

Broderick, R. (September 2008). Waste not: Managing Minnesota’s hazardous medical waste is a complicated task, Minnesota Medicine, available online at www.minnesotamedicine.com.

Maguire, J. (2008, August 6). Drug Disposal Dilemma. Lincoln County News, available online at www.mainelincolncountynews.com.

Chaitman, S. (2008, July 9). MWRD eyes study on drugs in water., Chi Town Daily News, available online at www.chitowndailynews.org.

Kocian, L. (2008, June 15). Getting rid of what the doctor ordered: Proper disposal of unwanted medications is daunting, costly. Boston Globe, available online at www.globe.com.

Dangers of unused drugs getting more attention in Maine. (2008, June 12). Portland Press Herald, available online at www.pressherald.com.

Huang, J. (2008, June 7). Mainers get more ways to discard unwanted pills. Portland Press Herald, available online at www.pressherald.com.

Dolloff, A. (2008, June 5). Maine leading nation in Rx drug mail-back. Bangor Daily News, available online at www.bangornews.com.

Peckenham, J. (2008, March 20) On a mission for safe water. The Bangor Daily News, available at: www.bangornews.com

Richardson, J. (2008, March 14) Disposing of drugs: Help is on the way. The Portland Press Herald, available at: www.pressherald.com

Donn, J., Mendoza, M., & Pritchard, J. (2008, March 11) Little done to test, limit contaminated water. USA Today, available at: www.usatoday.com.

Community Medical Foundation for Patient Safety (2008, March 4) Forty Percent of prescription medicines are thrown away—It is time to check your medicine cabinet and think about safe medication practice. Press Release.

MSNBC. (2007, November 5). Mix leftover meds with kitty litter: Experts say icky disposal method safer for kids and environment.

Hayward, M. (2007, October 4) Cleaning up the right way: UM research reduces water pollution from discarded pills. The Maine Campus, available at: www.mainecampus.com.

Safe Return. (September-October edition) UMaine Today, p. 28.

Miller, K. (2007, September 27). New Program Aims to Stop Pill Pollution. Bangor Daily News, available online at: www.bangornews.com.

Booth, G.C. (August 2007). Unused Drugs in Maine to be Mailed, Incinerated. Raymond Communications’ Recycling Policy News, available online at: www.raymond.com.

Fredrix, E. (2007, July 30). Pharmaceutical disposal companies turn unwanted, outdated drugs into power. Milwaukee Associated Press, available online at www.examiner.com.

Program Press Release April 26, 2007

Safe Medicine Disposal For Me Publications

(please note: As the program has closed, brochures and other information posted below are for individuals interested in how the program worked, but may not contain current information about the status of the program.)

Final Report from Phases I & II:

Executive Summary 
Full Program Report

General Information:

Program Brochure
Program Summary

Fact Sheets:
Consumer Fact Sheet
Detailed Fact Sheet

Mailing Medicine:
Instruction Booklet

Survey Information:
Participant Survey
Survey Instructions and Informed Consent

All Safe Medicine Disposal for ME Publications Copyright © 2014 University of Maine Center on Aging

Websites Of Interest

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