LA County Board To Consider Drug Take-Back Proposal That’s Under Heavy Fire From Industry
The vote on the ordinance has been postponed four times already.
LA County Supervisors Set — Again — To Vote On Drug Take-Back Ordinance
An oft-postponed prescription drug and needle take-back proposal is again scheduled for consideration by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The drug take-back measure would require pharmaceutical companies to design and pay for the collection and disposal of unused drugs, needles, lancets and other medical "sharps." The proposed ordinance, sponsored by Supervisor Michael Antonovich, is under heavy fire from drug manufacturers. Amidst the lobbying, the board has postponed four previous votes on the measure. (O'Neill, 6/13)