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  • Drug disposal perplexes public

    Drug disposal perplexes public

    By Emily Maloney Bickle and Jennifer Markley
    Emily Maloney Bickle and Jennifer Markley
    Published: Oct. 29, 2010

    Only 2 percent of Austinites surveyed dispose of unused medications following the FDA-recommended method, according to a recent survey by two School of Nursing graduate students. When disposed of improperly, pharmaceuticals can enter the city’s drinking water system.

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