Sharps Compliance has announced the topic for its Fall 2019 scholarship essay contest. Twice a year Sharps hosts a contest for students enrolled in an accredited university studying a healthcare-related major. Sharps awards three prizes for $1,500, $1,000, and $750.
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Ninety-five percent of pet owners say
they consider pets a part of the family, but there’s a darker side to some of
those families. Sadly, as in so many human families, drug addiction is breaking
the bonds of affection and trust. Veterinarians have reported
cases where opioid addiction is leading pet owners to steal their pets’
medications or even injure their pets in an effort to get pain meds prescribed.
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As long as humans have gathered together in settlements, there have been garbage dumps – and the associated problems of smell, disease, and air/water pollution. For thousands of years, we’ve struggled with the challenge of managing waste, including household garbage, industrial waste, hazardous waste, and medical waste. Governments in the United States began taking a role in waste disposal surprisingly early with mixed results:
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Sharps Compliance has announced the winners of its semiannual Scholarship Contest. To enter the contest, eligible college students must submit an essay on the semester’s essay topic. Each semester first, second, and third prize winners are awarded $1500, $1000, and $750, respectively.
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North Dakota’s innovative approach to combating the opioid crisis in rural America involves stakeholders at every level – from pharmaceutical companies to the public. Although the state’s death rate from opioid overdoses is less than half the national average, officials were alarmed when it spiked in 2016. In response, the state launched several new initiatives that focused on education, front-line prevention, and drug collection/diversion using Sharps Compliance MedSafe Medication Disposal System kiosks.
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