[Pharmwaste] NYS Drug Take Back Act passed the Senate and Assembly

Vivian Futran Fuhrman vivian at productstewardship.us
Thu Jun 21 12:19:02 EDT 2018

Hi All,

New York's "Drug Take Back Act<http://nyassembly.gov/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=S09100&term=2017&Summary=Y&Actions=Y>" passed the Senate and Assembly unanimously yesterday, the final day of the 2018 Legislative Session. This Act follows the EPR approach in establishing a state-wide drug take-back program paid for by drug manufacturers, requiring chain pharmacies to provide consumers with convenient and free drug disposal. It marks a huge win for drug stewardship and highlights what can be achieved by the hard work of a dedicated coalition. Thanks to the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, the NY Product Stewardship Council, and many others that joined PSI in helping pass a strong piece of legislation.

We have every reason to believe that Governor Cuomo to sign the Act, and we will let you know when he does.

Vivian Fuhrman, Ph.D.
Sr. Associate for Policy and Programs
Product Stewardship Institute, Inc.
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