Alameda County Medicine Return Ordinance Passes First Reading

On July 10, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to pass the first reading of an ordinance requiring medicine manufacturers to create and fund a medicine take back program. Read the text of the ordinance (PDF). A second reading is scheduled for July 24. Read the SF Examiner article and check the Alameda County Safe Meds site for updates. Alameda County also held a series of stakeholders meetings in May to gather public input.