[Pharmwaste] "New York's Drug Take Back Act Starts Slowly"

Ed Gottlieb EGottlieb at cityofithaca.org
Thu Feb 28 09:46:29 EST 2019

Hi All,

A brief story in Lexology*  summarizes how the New York Drug Take Back Act will be implemented and makes some suggestions.


"Nonetheless, drug manufacturers should continue to diligently work toward the various Act deadlines, as development of a drug take-back program will require an investment of manufacturer time and money."

"Because implementation of the law is an ongoing process, and much of it is up to the discretion of the Department’s delegate, the New York Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, stakeholders should ensure that they understand the state’s current regulatory plan to carry out the statutory mandate. Moreover, stakeholders should be aware that programs being proposed by drug take-back organizations might not be publicized for many months while they await Department approval. Accordingly, if stakeholders have questions about specific aspects of proposed programs, they may need to confer with the state regulators so that internal company procedures can be appropriately tailored to the Department’s expectations."

* Lexology is a "...comprehensive source of international legal updates, analysis and insights. We publish in excess of 450 articles every day from over 900 leading law firms and service providers worldwide across 50 work areas in 25 languages."

Ed Gottlieb
Chair, Tompkins County Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 273-8381<tel:(607)%20273-8381>

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