Archive for the ‘Pharmaceutical TakeBack’ Category

By: Stericycle
Nov30

During October 2019’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the public turned in nearly 883,000 pounds – almost 442 tons – of unused medication to more than 6,000 collection sites nationwide. Hosted bi-annually by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the day aims to provide a safe, convenient and sustainable means…

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By: Stericycle
Nov27

As 2019 comes to a close, we are continuing to monitor the final status of state legislation related to consumer drug take back programs. Colorado passed Senate Bill 19-227 and is continuing to develop regulations around the bill. In its current form, the proposed rule would expand the household medication…

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By: Stericycle
Nov26

As many states continue to propose legislation on consumer drug take back programs that aim to combat the opioid epidemic, our team will continue to monitor and report the progress of any new drug take back and safe medication disposal legislation developments moving into 2020. Utah is the latest state…

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By: Stericycle
Oct21

Hosted bi-annually by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and sustainable means of disposing prescription drugs all while educating the general public about the potential abuse of medications. The last Drug Take Back Day in April saw record participation from…

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By: Stericycle
Oct07

As of April 2019, 70% of the U.S. population now lives less than five miles from a permanent drug disposal collection site – however, most people are unaware of recommended disposal methods available within their communities or have not disposed of unused prescription opioids in the past. In response to…

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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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