Is the current disposal process of unwanted drugs efficient? Perspectives and roles of Boots

Morissette, Helene (2006) Is the current disposal process of unwanted drugs efficient? Perspectives and roles of Boots. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The disposal of unwanted drugs became an essential service in 2005 following the introduction of the new NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework. The new contract now requires all pharmacy contractors to collect returned medicines from customers. The arrangements to collect them from pharmacies as well as the costs of disposal are taken in charge by the local Primary Care Trusts via waste management contractors. The process therefore involves a wide array of actors. Moreover, the current process is subject to a wide and complex range of waste management legislations resulting in a significant management complexity.

The aim of the project is to look closely at the current process of the disposal of unused drugs to evaluate to what extent it supports the intended outcomes of the service. The project also aims to assess Boots roles and responsibilities in this intricate network of actors involved in the management of the issue.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: disposal of unwanted drugs, unused drugs, take-back programmes, environmental impacts of pharmaceuticals
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 21:29
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/20551

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