Coalition Calls For Expired Drug ‘Take Back’ Rules
The group wants pharmacies to be required to take back expired medications, and it wants the drug companies to pay for it.
The Sacramento Business Journal:
Coalition Wants Drug Companies To Pay For Disposal Of Old Medicines
A coalition representing 100 cities, water agencies and politicians is lobbying for rules requiring pharmacies to take back expired medicines — with drug companies footing the bill. The group wants local governments and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop programs for safely disposing of excess drugs instead. Medications flushed into the waste stream can end up in water supplies. (Anderson, 1/26)