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New Federal Rules Expand Ways to Keep Prescription Drugs out of Waterways

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Pharmacies, hospitals, and distributors are now authorized to…
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Who Will Pay for Disposal? Drug Companies Lose Against Local Governments in California and Washington

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Though there still is no continuous national program to properly dispose of the 10 to 40 percent of prescription and over-the-counter medications that go unused, a few local governments in California and Washington are leading the charge to find sustainable funding sources.

The Stream, February 15: Drugs in the Water Change Wildlife Behavior

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Fish and Pharmaceuticals A new study in Sweden found that the…

The Stream, June 7: Drugs and Hormones in Water Supplies

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Biochemistry Scientists at Idaho State University experimenting…
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Drugs in the Water (And Ways to Prevent that from Happening)

Last month's national drug takeback day was more popular than ever. Antibiotic-resistant genetics have been found in California wetlands. FDA seeks voluntary disclosure of antibiotics in animal feed.
Pharmaceuticals in the Water Systems Infographic

Unprescribed: Legislation to Keep Drugs Out of Water Thwarted by U.S. Pharmaceutical Lobbying

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An estimated 10 to 40 percent of prescription and over-the-counter medicines are not used, but how to properly dispose of these drugs depends on who you ask. Since there is no continuous national program, states — and even some cites — are instituting their own regulations, but not without complaints from the pharmaceutical industry.
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Report & Conference: Assessing Great Lakes Health and Future — Al Gore Delivers Keynote

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In Detroit last week, three organizations involved in Great Lakes management held concurrent and joint meetings to discuss the future of one of the world’s largest sources of fresh surface water. Former Vice President Al Gore delivered the keynote address, linking climate change to water issues.

The Stream, July 25: Climate, Trade and International Security

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Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security,…

Medications Discarded in Landfills May Be Contaminating Maine's Water

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A survey from the Maine Department of Environmental Quality has revealed that traces of medications like birth control, antidepressants, and pain relievers were found in the liquid that drains from landfills

Japan turns up nose to smelly U.S. bottled water

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Eight million bottles of water from the U.S. came off the shelves…

Chicago water pollution a difficult pill to swallow

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CHICAGO - Following a study conducted for the Chicago Tribune,…