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Chemistry Students Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

Prescription_Drug_event_4-11.jpgOn Saturday, April 2, 11 students in Professor Kim Daus’ Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry class participated in a Prescription Drug Take-Back event in Dickson County. The students participating were Taylor Andrew, Caleb Binkley, Mike Boyle, Brandon Ladage, Vihn Mai, Mydoy Nguyen, Marie Sisco, Emily Smothers, Matthew Turner, Jenny Westbrook and Devon Whalley. Daus and the Belmont students worked with Vanderbilt nursing students and Lipscomb pharmacy students in identifying, counting and cataloguing drugs submitted for disposal by the citizens in Dickson County. Over 3,000 controlled substances were collected as well as several thousand non-controlled drugs and over-the-counter medications. Additionally, Belmont students developed a poster and five brochures for the event that examined the effect of the five most common prescription drugs on the environment.