Washington Medicine Stewardship 2017 (HB 1047)

Introduced in January 2017, HB 1047 would "establish a safe and secure method for collection and disposal of medicines through a drug "take-back" program operated and funded by drug manufacturers."

King County Board of Health Secure Medicine Return Regulations 2013

On June 20, 2013, the King County Board of Health took a significant step towards reducing preventable deaths from drug overdoses by passing a Rule & Regulation to create a drug take-back system for King County residents. The program promotes the safe disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and will be funded and operated by the drug manufacturers who produce the medications.

California Pharmaceutical Stewardship Bill 2013 (SB 727)

SB 727 would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to create and manage a stewardship program.

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Take Back Your Meds

Take Back Your Meds is a group of over 270 organizations in Washington State demanding a statewide program for the safe return and disposal of left-over medicines.

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