AN AP INVESTIGATION : Pharmaceuticals Found in Drinking Water
DAY 1

PharmaWater I
PharmaWater-NYC Water
PharmaWater-Research
PharmaWater-Metros-A to Z
PharmaWater-Metros-By Results
PharmaWater-Small Cities
PharmaWater-Watersheds
PharmaWater-Metabolism


DAY 2

PharmaWater II
PharmaWater-Secrecy


DAY 3

PharmaWater III
PharmaWater-Philadelphia Drugs
PharmaWater-Treatments
PharmaWater-Bottled Water


REACTION

March 12: Ill. orders water
testing in reaction to AP
series


March 16: Scientists,
environmentalists, utilities
agree: More testing needed
on drugs in drinking water


April 3: NYC leaders say
city must test drinking water,
responding to AP report
on drugs


April 12: Philadelphia water
officials to address worries
over drugs in water and
corrected data


April 13: On eve of hearings,
White House documents show
feds failing to take action
on drugs in water


April 14: Philadelphia City
Council wants local
and federal action to curb
drugs in drinking water


April 15: Senators rip EPA
over lack of knowledge
on drugs in water


April 15: EPA urges Great
Lakes residents not to
flush old meds


May 6: Water tests reveal
Phoenix water is drug free


May 12:NJ lawmakers
told effects of drugs in
water unknown


May 13: Mass. officials detail
steps to keep pharmaceuticals
from water supply


June 9: Texas town releases
name of drug found in water;
mayor cited terrorism
as reason for secrecy


July 25: Medicine collection
drive on tap


Sept. 11: Recent tests detect
pharmaceuticals in drinking
water of 46 million Americans


Sept. 11: Investigative report
prompts additional tests
and detections


Sept. 14: Health care industry
sends tons of drugs into
nation's wastewater system


Sept. 14: Medical facilities
making uncontrolled releases
of controlled drugs into water


Sept. 14: States lead way
in safely handling drug waste
from health facilities


Sept. 15: Scant advice on
disposal of meds


Sept. 15: Communities prevent
pharmaceutical contamination
with drug takeback
programs


Sept. 15: Guidelines for
disposal of prescription drugs


Sept. 18: House panel
pressed to consider
more tracking of
pharmaceuticals, contaminants
in US waters


Sept. 25: Calif. government
to highlight problems
of flushing pharmaceuticals