Archive for the ‘Pharmaceutical TakeBack’ Category

By: Stericycle
Aug09

California and Oregon are the latest states to see movement on passed safe medication disposal legislation. California passed its statewide Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation Senate Bill 212 in August 2018. The state is currently undergoing informal rulemaking, which allows more opportunity for dialogue and influence by stakeholders. The formal…

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By: Stericycle
Jul12

Oregon is the latest state to pass safe medication disposal legislation. On July 3, the state lawmakers passed House Bill 3273, which directs drug manufacturers to develop and implement drug take back programs to collect and destroy leftover medications from consumers. The bill is currently awaiting signature by Gov. Kate…

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By: Stericycle
Jul10

Last month, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) introduced the Safe Disposal of Opioids Act to Congress. The act, also called House Resolution 3171, amends the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) to create a grant program at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to help qualified settings acquire and maintain…

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By: Stericycle
Jun07

Utah and Nebraska are two of the latest states to move forward with a pilot consumer medication take back program. Utah passed a resolution to request that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) allow for a pilot drug take back program for consumer medication drop boxes in pharmacies run by local…

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By: Stericycle
May15

The most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – hosted bi-annually by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – saw record participation from law enforcement partners and collection locations. On April 27, 2019, nearly 5,000 partners operated more than 6,200 collection sites across the country. In less than 24…

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By: Stericycle
Apr25

On April 24, 2019, the atrium in the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building was used to collect expired and unused medications from Senate staff to join the efforts of law enforcement agencies, hospitals and local governments to provide drug take back collection events as part of National Prescription Drug Take…

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By: Stericycle
Apr05

Virginia is the latest state to pass legislation for a statewide drug take back program. This legislation will go into effect July 1 and requires pharmacists to provide counseling on proper drug disposal. Additionally, Illinois held a hearing on March 27 to discuss an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill, House…

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By: Stericycle
Apr02

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (April 3, 2019) – Stericycle Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and regulated waste management solutions, has partnered with La Paz County to provide drug take back envelopes for the Arizona county’s upcoming Community Health Expo on Saturday, April 6. The Health Expo is sponsored by…

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By: Stericycle
Mar26

Bustle's Brandi Neal recently spoke with Stericycle Director of Governmental Affairs Wade Scheel about household hazardous waste best practices, as well as how Stericycle Environmental Solutions is combatting the nation’s opioid crisis with its drug take back solutions. "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers some leftover household products that can…

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By: Stericycle
Mar13

With the opioid crisis showing no signs of slowing down, several states are in the process of considering drug take back legislation, with some already being approved. Legislation proposals include implementing local pharmaceutical disposal programs, drug education programs, take back initiatives and more. Stericycle Environmental Solutions will continue to monitor…

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