Scientific American Recognizes SMARXT DISPOSAL Smart Disposal Trademark

In the January 2008 edition of the American Scientific, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and American Pharmacists Association (APhA) received a “SciAm 50 Award” for Trends in Business, Policy and Research. Each year, American Scientific gives 50 awards to “visionaries from the worlds of research, industry and politics whose recent accomplishments point toward a brighter technological future for everyone.” The Service and APhA received the prestigious award for their 2007 public-awareness efforts to prevent people from flushing their unused medications down the toilet. Improperly disposed medications can eventually enter surface and ground water potentially causing negative effects to the environment.