[Pharmwaste] (no subject)

Matthew C. Mireles mirelesmc at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 24 12:29:02 EST 2009


that's a good point, Renee.  I'm now just finding the time to perfuse through it.
Matthew Mireles

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>From: Renee Smith <rasmith at geisinger.edu>
>Sent: Feb 24, 2009 11:11 AM
>To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us, Sierra Fletcher <sierra at productstewardship.us>
>Subject: Re: [Pharmwaste] (no subject)
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>In reading the bill it just mentions "controlled substances." That does not seem to cover all prescription drugs and OTC drugs. Is there more legislation being proposed to cover disposal of all pharmaceuticals by the end user?
>
>Renee Smith
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>>>> "Sierra Fletcher" <sierra at productstewardship.us> 2/24/2009 9:21 AM >>>
>Apologies for cross-postings.
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>A bill to establish the Safe Drug Disposal Act of 2009 will be
>introduced today by Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA).  The bill seeks to
>amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow end users, or care takers
>of an end user, to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs and over
>the counter drugs through Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) approved
>state run drug take back programs.  Specifically, this bill directs the
>DEA to, within one year, create five approved drug take back program
>models from which states may choose and implement.  Should a state seek
>to implement a different model not listed within those five DEA approved
>models, a state must work the DEA to approve the modified version.  
>
>In creating the five specific drug take back program models, the DEA
>must comply with a specific set of criteria.  These criteria includes:
>1. Protecting the public safety
>2. Allowing the ultimate user to dispose of their unused drugs though
>persons other than law enforcement
>3. Respecting environmentally sound practices for disposal (take back
>programs may not include the disposal of drugs through public waterways
>or municipal solid waste landfills)
>4. Being cost effective for the state
>5. Including take back program options for both rural and urban
>locations
>This bill does not restrict the funding by which a state may use to
>implement these programs.
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>The bill also prohibits pharmaceutical companies from recommending
>flushing as a safe means of disposal on prescription drug labels.
>
>Should you have any further questions regarding this legislation, please
>feel free to contact Maura Little in Congressman Inslee's office at
>202-225-6311 or Maura.Little at gmail.com.
>
>
>
>The Product Stewardship Institute will continue to work with our
>colleagues from Washington and around the country to discuss and build
>support for the bill through our ongoing Regulations Workgroup (part of
>the National Dialogue on Waste Pharmaceuticals). If you would like to be
>involved, please contact Sierra Fletcher via the phone and email below.
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>_____________________________
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>Sierra E. Fletcher
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>Associate - Policy and Programs
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>Product Stewardship Institute, Inc.
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>137 Newbury Street, 7th Floor
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>Boston, MA 02116
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>617-236-4886 (phone)
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>617-859-9889 (fax)
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>sierra at productstewardship.us 
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>www.productstewardship.us <http://www.productstewardship.us/> 
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