Who We Are

Who is the Nebraska MEDS Coalition?

Nebraska MEDS is a coalition of state and community partners dedicated to educating patients about safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

The coalition was formed in response to studies by the U.S. Geological Survey and others that found traces of pharmaceutical and personal care products in drinking water supplies across the United States. Funded by a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska MEDS implements educational efforts and supports a pharmacy-based medication disposal program utilizing the Sharps Compliance TakeAway Environmental Return System. The program promotes safe medication disposal by allowing patients to turn in expired or unused medications at participating pharmacies.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call the Nebraska Pharmacists Association at 402-420-1500.