Law Eases Rules for Dropping Off Old or Expired Drugs in Indiana

A new law in Indiana will make it easier for people to drop off their unused or expired drugs to pharmacies and health clinics. Until now, a police officer had to be present when a pharmacy collected unused drugs.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the law came out of proposals created at a symposium on prescription drug abuse last December. In a statement, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said, “Prescription drug abuse, often through teenagers raiding their parents’ medicine cabinets, has become a rampant problem in our state. Parents and grandparents understandably want to discard unneeded drugs, but flushing controlled substances is not recommended since pharmaceutical pollutants can find their way into waterways.”

One Response to Law Eases Rules for Dropping Off Old or Expired Drugs in Indiana

  1. Maggie Larson | May 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I am very interested in getting a copy of the legislative bill that was produced to allow for this change to make it easer to drop of medications at pharmacies etc.. I am part of a coalition in Idaho and we are considering moving forward on the same effort here.

    Thank you,
    Maggie Larson
    DFC Project Coordinator

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