michigan pharmacists association http://michiganradio.org en Pharmacists want to help Michiganders dispose of old prescription drugs http://michiganradio.org/post/pharmacists-want-help-michiganders-dispose-old-prescription-drugs <p>Michigan&rsquo;s pharmacists are encouraging people to clean out their medicine cabinets.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Paul Jensen is the president of the <a href="http://www.michiganpharmacists.org/">Michigan Pharmacists Association</a>. He says&nbsp; old, out of date, unused prescription drugs are increasingly being abused by teenagers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;The majority of people who abuse a medication&hellip;a prescription medication&hellip;it comes from somebody they know.&nbsp;&nbsp; Quite often out of the medicine cabinet in their own home.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Michigan pharmacies collected more than a thousand pounds of prescription drugs in the first year of their &lsquo;drug disposal&rsquo; program. Jensen is hopeful that amount will increase this year. Sat, 17 Sep 2011 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4169 at http://michiganradio.org Pharmacists want to help Michiganders dispose of old prescription drugs