IBJNews

Bill would let Indiana pharmacies collect old meds

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Indiana residents would be able to discard unneeded or expired prescription drugs at pharmacies under a bill that's been entered in the Indiana House.

A bill authored by Republican Rep. Kevin Mahan of Hartford City would revise state law so that pharmacies could accept unused prescription drugs from customers and dispose of them securely and safely.

State Attorney General Greg Zoeller voiced support for the bill during a news conference Monday. He said parents' medicine cabinets often are the source of prescription drugs misused by teenagers.

Pharmacies in some other states provide disposal bins where consumers can discard medicines, but state law would have to be changed to allow that in Indiana.

The bill has been assigned to the House Public Health Committee.

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
thisissue1-092914.jpg 092914

Subscribe to IBJ
ADVERTISEMENT