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January 8, 2013

Proposed Changes to Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act

Federal officials are proposing new options for the public to legally dispose of unwanted controlled substances, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is seeking changes to the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act, which was signed into law in 2010. The changes would allow law-enforcement agencies and pharmacies to maintain collection boxes for prescription drugs. The DEA also wants local police departments and sheriff’s offices to continue hosting “take-back” events for prescription drugs, which they have done since 2010. These changes would support efforts to keep highly abused prescription drugs off the streets.

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Vapur9, , 2013-02-20 11:01:20
Let's hope they don't prosecute people when returning drugs for disposal that don't actually belong to them. Of course, this isn't going to stop prescription drug abuse when there are complicit doctors, pharmacists, and manufacturers. This will only mitigate risk from honest people, as in, not at all effective when compared to harm reduction policies that offer treatment without the fear of punishment, especially during relapse.

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