National SMARxT Disposal Program Launched

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today signed a formal agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to help protect the nation’s fish and aquatic resources from the improper disposal of medication. The campaign — dubbed “SMARxT DISPOSAL” — will inform people on how to safely dispose of medicines in the trash, and highlight the environmental threat posed from flushing medicines down the toilet. APhA, PhRMA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say these small steps can make a huge difference:
  • DO NOT FLUSH unused medications or POUR them down a sink or drain.
  • Dispose of Unused Medication in Household Trash.
  • Check for Approved State and Local Collection Programs.
  • Consult Your Pharmacist with any questions.