Sharps Compliance has selected winners for its Fall 2017 Scholarship Contest. The contest was open to undergraduate students studying healthcare at an accredited university this Fall. First, second, and third prize winners won $1,500, $1,000, and $750 scholarships, respectively.
There has been an explosion of news coverage recently concerning issues with pharmaceuticals. There is an opioid epidemic, causing concerns for the proper management of opioids — mostly prescribed pills of pain relief opioids like Vicodin and Oxycontin. There is also a high level of environmental concern reflecting the disposal of medications of all types, as there are many studies that have been completed on the impacts of human-use pharmaceuticals on water habitats.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is commonly referred to as RCRA (reck-rah). It is much better to pronounce the acronym as “reck-rah.” Spelling it out as “R-C-R-A” conjures images of the Village People with their famous song.
The deadline for Sharps Compliance’s semiannual scholarship is Friday, June 16, 2017. Undergraduate students studying healthcare at an accredited university this Fall are eligible to participate. First, second, and third prize winners will be selected to win $1,500, $1,000, and $750 scholarships, respectively.
Sharps Compliance is committed to helping communities dispose of unused medications to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings. We are running a contest for a chance to win one of twenty MedSafe medication disposal collection receptacles along with a year’s worth of inner liners.