2015 Washington Medicine Take-Back Summit
October 5, 2015; Lynnwood Convention Center; Lynnwood, Washington
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Office of Governor Jay Inslee of the State of Washington and the County of Snohomish, held a Medicine Take-Back Summit on Monday, October 5, 2015. This was a one-day Summit’s purpose was to provide a forum to address the difficult challenges the State of Washington faces regarding the safe and secure disposal of the public’s unwanted or expired medications. The Summit’s goal was to discuss and obtain commitments from private sector partners to share responsibility in devising a sustainable and comprehensive approach for consumers in the collection and destruction of the unwanted drugs.
Select presentations from the 2015 Washington State Medicine Take-Back Summit are below.
John Gahagan, Vice-Chair, Science and Management of Addiction (SAMA) Foundation
Regina LaBelle, Chief of Staff, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Louis Milione, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration
Joe McDermott, King County Councilmember, Chair, King County Board of Health
Ruth Carter, Section Chief, Liaison and Policy, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration
Chris Humberson, Executive Director, Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Kristin Fitgerald, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Kimberly Goetz, Financial Assurance Officer, Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program, Washington State Department of Ecology
Scott Shattuck, Pharmacy Manager, Kaiser Permanente
Mary Hudak, Corporate Float Pharmacist, Yakima Valley Farmers Clinic-Pharmacy Operations
Slyvia Graham, Local Source Control Specialist, City of Bellingham Public Works