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A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

PPCP legislative updates

There is a lot of introduced legislation right now at both federal and state levels that would impact the future management of pharmaceutical and personal care product waste in the United States. Check back each week as IISG outlines the highlights of some of the bills to watch. Here's a "short" list of some of the bills IISG is currently tracking:


California SB 727 Medical Waste:Pharmaceutical Product Stewardship Program
Connecticut HB 6439 Disposal and Collection of Unused Medication
Illinois HB 1343 Pharmaceutical Disposal, and
HB 0072 Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal
Maine SB 881 Improve the Unused Pharmaceutical Disposal Program
Massachusetts S.399 Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Product-Laden Wastewater,
HB1977 Drug Disposal by Mail, and
HB 2033 Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Michigan HR 103 Drug Take Back Awareness Week
New Hampshire SB 44 Disposal of Controlled Substances by Law Enforcement Officers
New York
A00228 Establishing the Disposal of Prescription Drugs Program,
A01584/S00642 Establishing the Drug Manufacturer Collection Program,
A01609 Disposal of Drugs, Drug Disposal Sites and Home Pharmaceutical Collection,
A05465/S03985 Implementing a Drug Disposal Demonstration Program, and
A05610 Drug Management and Collection Program
Oregon HB 2075 Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Pennsylvania HB 1194 Retailers of Pharmaceutical Drugs to Implement Drug Collection System, and
HB 2466 Collection and Disposal of Medicines
Utah HJR020 Provides for studying ways to prevent drug abuse by young people and ways to promote prescription drug disposal when taking medication is no longer necessary, and
HB0120 Amends the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Act related to commercial and academic detailing for prescription drugs
West Virginia HB 2113 Establishing a two-year pilot program on the disposal of unused pharmaceuticals

Personal Care Products

Federal SB 696 Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, and
HB 1385 Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013
Massachusetts H 1990 Safe Cosmetics, and
HB 2062 Healthy Cosmetics
Minnesota SB 466 An Act Protecting Children from Exposure to Harmful Chemicals,
HF 605 Companion bill to SB466, and
SF 1166/HF 1322 Triclosan and Antibacterial Compounds Sales Prohibition
New York AB 4765 In relation to enacting the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2013
HB 3162 High Priority Chemicals of Concern in Products

Written by Laura Kammin and Corrie Layfield

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:20PM on 5/30/2013
Categories: Collection Programs Legislation Resources