Survey of Medication Disposal: Patient Views and Awareness
Colin J. Choi, Payton J. Yang, Patrick Y. Sun, Ph.D.
Improper disposal of medication poses an environmental and potential health problem. This study aims at characterizing patient’s attitudes and preexisting knowledge of proper disposal of unused medication. Respondents overwhelmingly indicate that they would be willing to properly dispose of unused medication but are unaware of the procedures. Results indicate that educating patients on proper drug disposal as a potentially effective method of decreasing pharmaceutical pollution.
Accepted for publication to Journal of Emerging Investigators, May 2022