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.
At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, pharmacists will be able to:
- Describe the impact of medication waste on the environment.
- Identify effective strategies that pharmacists can implement to minimize medication waste.
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2
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-P. To 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.
Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the System Requirements.
|Activity Number||Credit Amount||Accreditation Period|
|ACPE# 0202-0000-21-157-H04-P||0.05 CEUs||May 19, 2021 - May 19, 2024|