New York enacts Drug Take Back Act into law

In July 2018, New York became the second state to enact a medicine stewardship law requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to finance and manage the safe collection and disposal of unused medications; Washington passed similar stewardship legislation in March. New York's program implementation will begin in mid-2019, according to the Product Stewardship Institute

WENY quoted one of the bill sponsors saying the "law will greatly expand the number of permanent, locally based drop-off locations. It will be a very positive, cost-effective addition to the state's ongoing, overall strategy to protect our communities and local environments."