Big Pharma Under Pressure to Pay For Drug Take-Back Programs

On Saturday, April 30, the Drug Enforcement Agency calls on Americans to “safely” dispose of unused and unwanted medications. As part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the DEA, along with state and local agencies and pharmacies, set up some 10,000 collection sites around country. Consumers will be reminded of the environmental dangers of dumping drugs in the toilet or trash—or leaving them in medicine cabinets where anyone could access them with potentially tragic consequences.

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