S.F. Board of Supervisors To Consider Bill To Require Drugmakers To Fund Drug Take-Back Program
On Tuesday, David Chiu -- a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors -- is expected to introduce legislation that would require drugmakers to cover the cost of disposing unused and unwanted medications, as opposed to taxpayers. Alameda County recently became the first in the U.S. to pass such a mandate, and proponents say that approval in San Francisco could encourage other counties to enact similar rules.
- "S.F. Supervisor Proposes Drugmakers Fund Take-Back Program" (Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/20).