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Medicine take-back programs

Prescription and over-the-counter medications are a contaminant of emerging concern (CEC) known to impact source water. Water treatment facilities are not designed to remove pharmaceutical contaminants, and trace amounts of have been found in rivers and lakes around the world. To reduce the amount of pharmaceuticals entering the Great Lakes, communities around the basin have implemented programs to raise awareness and provide safe disposal of unused drugs.