APhA Quick Quiz: Medication Waste and Environmental Sustainability

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Medication waste or pharmaceutical pollution is the pollution of the environment with prescription and non-prescription medications and their metabolites, which can reach aquatic life and other organisms. Take this quick quiz to learn about pharmacists’ role in preventing medication waste to ensure a sustainable environment.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of medication waste on the environment.
  2. Identify effective strategies that pharmacists can implement to minimize medication waste.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information 


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-157-H04-PTo claim 0.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.05 CEUs) for participating in this online learning activity, APhA Quick Quiz: Medication Waste and Environmental Sustainability, participants will need to complete all 5 questions provided, answer the evaluation questions, then CLAIM credit. A valid pharmacist.com username and password is required to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor to view CPE transcript.  

Initial release date: May 19, 2021
Expiration date: May 19, 2024 - No credit can be earned after this date


APhA Quick Quiz: Medication Waste and Environmental Sustainability  is an online continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. ©2021 American Pharmacists Association.


Janna Afanasjeva, PharmD, BCPS; Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD, MAEd, BCPS, BCIDP; and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website  www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the System Requirements.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-157-H04-P 0.05 CEUs May 19, 2021 - May 19, 2024