Product Stewardship Institute webinar
Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in America. In the midst of this crisis, hospitals can protect their patients and communities by providing convenient drug disposal. This webinar will feature best practices for running a drug take-back program at a hospital, informed by a six-month pilot project at five hospitals serving rural New York. A hospital pharmacist, doctor, and healthcare communications professional will share their experience and discuss motivations, challenges, and tips for safe drug disposal at hospitals. Hosting a drug take-back program also makes it easy for medical staff to teach patients about the dangers of leftover meds and demonstrate how to dispose of them safely. On this webinar, PSI will present free ready-to-print outreach materials that medical professionals can use to educate their peers and their patients.