Legal tussles continue over ‘drug takeback’ law in Californian county
Stephanie Sutton |
Who should pay for the disposal of unused medicines? The county of Alameda in California has decided to put the financial responsibility for unused medication disposal on drug makers. Based on schemes already applied in Europe and Canada, all manufacturers with products available in the county must fund or establish a local program to collect and dispose of unused prescription medicines, regardless of where the manufacturer is located. Refusing to comply results in a fine of $1000 per day.
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