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Group 1-6 - Group 1 i) Clear and concise description of the...

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Group 1 i) Clear and concise description of the issue. * Contaminated water from dumping, flushing drugs ii) Is this mainly an Access, Cost or Quality issue?* Quality (and Cost for implementing filter system) iii) Why is this an “issue” overall and for pharmacy? * Overall: short term and long term issues with contamination of water (impact the health of people and aquatic organisms). Increase in DDI, bacteria-resistant strains, breast cancer (sex hormones), neurological problems in children (endocrine receptors) iv) Description of key groups representing differing viewpoints on issue? * v) What are the differing viewpoints of each key group? * Pros: Pro”-Scientists/WCP: chronic exposure of low still not harm body No evidence (not enuf) to support harmful Administrators (Japan): Costs EPA/FDA/USGS from SUMMIT Acknowledge presence of pharmaceutical in water supply à litmited evidence à still safe Cardiologist: John Hopskin & Northwestern Advocate to add STATIN to prevent CVD Cons: Frogs/fish dual sexes due to contraceptive that >9mil women using History of Hg & Pb Antibiotic resistant Environmental Health perspective: Same amount pharmaceuticals = pesticides. Reduce predator ability to protect themselves in food chain. I.e. food chain disruption No Drug Down the Drain Program: Commercial dispose pharm product using citizen protocol instead of one that apply to them. Group 2: i) Clear and concise description of the issue. * Is nutritional labeling and grocery store tours altruistic or for profit gain? ii) Is this mainly an Access, Cost or Quality issue?*
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