DEA Unveils Rule To Improve Disposal of Unused Rx Drugs
On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new Drug Enforcement Administration rule that will allow individuals to dispose of prescription drugs at more locations in an effort to reduce substance use disorders and prescription drug misuse. The new policy, which goes into effect next month, will allow people to drop off prescription drugs at clinics, hospitals and pharmacies. In addition, long-term care facilities will be able collect medications, and people can mail unused medications to collectors in prepaid packages.
- "U.S. Widens Program To Dispose of Prescription Drugs" (Simpson, Reuters, 9/8).