On October 27, 2009, the Houston-Galveston Area Council hosted a workshop "Pharmaceuticals Management for Local Governments", sponsored by Pharmecology and Waste Management. The event featured presentations by prominent local and statewide experts on promoting and facilitating the collection of pharmaceutical waste.
Participants heard regional success stories, learned about current regulations, and discussed strategies for improving collection in the Houston Galveston Area and around the State.
AgendaProgram and Speaker Information
Unused and Expired Medicines: A Public Health ChallengeDr. Matthew Mireles, M.P.H., Community Medical Foundation for Patient Safety
Pharmaceuticals and Senate Bill 1757Jessica Huybregts, TCEQ, Water Supply Division, Public Drinking Water Section
Safe Disposal of Household PharmaceuticalsWayne Harry, P.E., TCEQ, MSW Permits Section
Optimizing Scientific and Social Attributes of Pharmaceutical Take Back Programsto Improve Public and Environmental HealthKati Stoddard, MS, University of North Texas, Institute of Applied ScienceVictoria Hodge, MS, City of Denton, Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator
Consumer Rx Take-Back Programs: Challenges & SolutionsCharlotte Smith, Director PharmEcology ServicesWaste Management Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Local Resource PartnersJon Thompson, UTMB, Director Southeast Texas Poison Center
Medication Cleanout from Concept to CompletionMiscellaneous ResourcesTake Back Program ChecklistDr. Jeanie Jaramillo, PharmD Managing Director; Texas Panhandle Poison Center Assistant Professor;Pharmacy Practice Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy