Analysis and comparison of pharmaceutical waste collection data by multiple methods in Maine
Learning Areas:Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe the need for successful and sustainable medication disposal community programs in rural and urban Maine. Demonstrate the importance to collect further medication disposal data to inform public health and healthcare policy as it relates to prescription medication prescribing patterns and trends. Explain the importance of involving student pharmacists in medication disposal community programs.
Keyword(s): Public Health Policy, Prescription Drug Use Patterns
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Doctor of Pharmacy student at the University of New England. My most recent work, as principal investigator, focuses on the epidemiology of medication waste and the evaluation of community prescription medication disposal programs in the state of Maine. In addition, I am trying to understand the reasons for prescription medication waste in hopes of informing public policy, increasing patient safety, and decreasing the abuse, misuse, and diversion of prescription medications.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.