Prior to voting, the Board of Health is required to hold a public hearing. Advocates in favor of a medicine return program as part of a comprehensive strategy for preventing prescription drug abuse among teens are encouraged to provide two minutes of testimony. For more information, please contact the Prevention WINS coordinator.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
A medicine return program in King County?
On June 20, the King County Board of Health will vote on a proposed policy that would establish a permanent, county-wide medicine return program using a product stewardship model. A product stewardship model recognizes that everyone involved in the lifespan of medications has a responsibility to reduce its health and safety impacts. For producers of medicines, this includes planning and paying for the disposal of medicines at the end of their useful life.