[Pharmwaste] Program closes, lack of funds. MO 4th state to not allow pharmacy take back?

Ed Gottlieb EGottlieb at cityofithaca.org
Thu Feb 12 09:01:07 EST 2015

Another take back program has been forced to close due to the DEA pull out.


This story reports that Missouri state law prohibits pharmacy take back.  Missouri is not one of the states (Georgia, Oklahoma and Hawaii) previously identified as not permitting pharmacy take back.

Can anyone confirm if Missouri state law prohibits pharmacy take back?  If an response is not forthcoming, would anyone from the Show-Me state volunteer to contact your state Board of Pharmacy to ask about restrictions and, if they exist, find out when they will change them to be aligned with the new federal rule?  Thanks!

Any volunteers from Georgia, Oklahoma and Hawaii willing to do the same?
Maybe the gentle pressure of inquires will help motivate those state pharmacy boards to take action sooner.

Ed Gottlieb
Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
525 3rd Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 273-8381
fax: (607) 273-8433
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