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San Francisco Chronicle – January 4, 2011

 

 

Prescription disposal program is unneeded

By: Patrick Moore
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Page A10

San Francisco’s city leaders are poised to pass an ordinance today requiring name-brand drug manufacturers to pay for collection and disposal of unused prescription medicines to curb prescription misuse and environmental impacts. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s proposed “take-back program” would allow residents to take unused prescription pills to a secure site for incineration to keep people from flushing them down the toilet or to keep them from being stolen from medicine cabinets. Read more

PublicCEO.com – Oct 26, 2010

San Francisco May Adopt Costly Pharmaceutical Take Back Program

Written by: Dr Patrick Moore   

October 26, 2010

Dr. Patrick Moore is the co-founder and former leader of Green Peace

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors must act with reason rather than fear and ignorance as it votes today on a costly and unnecessary drug take back program. Read more

Portland Press Herald – February 11, 2010

MAINE VOICES  What to do with drug waste?

Flushing drugs away puts them in the water supply, while turn-in programs are expensive, so it’s best just to toss them in the trash.

EARLE RUGG and PATRICK MOORE : February 11, 2010

OGUNQUIT — While Americans are doing everything they can in these tough times to save money and reduce costs, environmental activists have been busy pushing an agenda that is likely to raise the cost of medical care. Read more

Washington Examiner – April 2, 2009

What to do with drug waste

By: Patrick Moore, OpEd Contributor
April 2, 2009

While Americans are doing everything they can in these uncertain times to save money and reduce costs, environmental activists have been busy pushing an agenda that is likely to raise the cost of medical care.

Across the U.S., environmental activists are raising alarm over the presence of trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the water supply even though the medicines are found at extremely low levels. Read more

Washington Times Seattle Times – February 22 2009

MOORE: Drug take-back caprice

Patrick Moore
Sunday, February 22, 2009

COMMENTARY:

As a lifelong environmentalist with nearly four decades of activism under my belt since I helped found Greenpeace in 1971, I’ve thought a great deal about environmental health and human safety.

One issue that has received a lot of attention recently is the presence of trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Some activist groups have raised concerns that this represents a threat even though the medicines are found at extremely low levels. Read more

Seattle Times – January 20 2009

Don’t flush pharmaceuticals down the drain

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore argues that the most important thing consumers can do to ensure that waste pharmaceuticals don’t pose a threat to the environment is to dispose of drugs safely and never flush them down the drain.

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Huffington Post – September 15, 2008

100th Anniversary of Water Chlorination

By Patrick Moore

September 15, 2008

I became an environmental activist in the early 1970s just as I was completing my doctorate in ecology at the University of British Columbia. It was the height of the Cold War and the height of the Viet Nam War and we were compelled to take a very public stand against activities we thought to be catastrophic both for people and for the planet. Read more