Thursday, March 5, 2009

Getting rid of unused medicine

Washington State House Bill 1165 and Senate Bill 5279 would require that the producers of medicines sold in Washington create a program to collect of and dispose of unwanted medicines from consumers.

While drug companies oppose this proposed legislation, drug/alcohol prevention groups support it. With youth prescription drug abuse increasing in Washington State and around the country, people need to be able to legally get rid of the medicines in their homes that they are not using. Reducing the access youth have to unused medicines is a key prevention strategy.

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