LA Backs Off Plan To Require Pharmaceutical Industry To Sponsor Drug Take-Back Collection
Instead, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to let the industry work with the city on a public education campaign about existing disposal options for medications.
LA County Supes Set Aside Drug Take-Back Proposal, For Now
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday not to force the pharmaceutical industry to design and pay for a comprehensive drug and "sharps" take-back plan — at least until November. Instead, the supervisors agreed to let the industry carry out a public education campaign about existing disposal options, in concert with the county. The board also voted to hold quarterly take-back events for the time being to supplement voluntary efforts by some pharmacies and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. (O'Neill and Glickman, 6/14)