Promote the Disposal of Unused Medications

Last updated: Apr 5, 2015

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Gary Hilliard, House 76
Session: 127
Bill #: LD 469

Position:

Opposed.

UPDATE 4/5/15: The committee voted unanimously Ought Not to Pass but will urge parties to continue to work on alternative solutions.

Summary:

This bill allows the return of a prescription drug to the issuing pharmacy by the person for whom the drug was dispensed, by the person's guardian or by the staff of a residential facility providing services to the person. The pharmacy is required to dispose of the prescription drug in a manner that complies with local, state and federal environmental requirements. The cost of disposal is borne by the issuing pharmacy.