Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medications

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/28/2015

Preview

The Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance adding Chapter 7.90 to the Marin County Code (Safe Drug Disposal) requiring any producer of prescription and over-the-counter drugs offered for sale in Marin County to participate in an approved drug stewardship program for collection and disposal of home-generated medications. Meds often are not completely consumed after they are purchased, and most households have leftover, unwanted or unused drugs. Up to 33 percent of meds go unused annually in the United States, presenting a threat to human and environmental health. The proposed ordinance would increase collection sites to at least 25 throughout Marin. Staff recommends the scheduling of a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. August 11.

Review

The Board voted to conduct the first reading of the ordinance and scheduled the merit hearing for 10;30 a.m. August 11.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance about safe medication disposal.

Contact: Rebecca Ng, Deputy Director, Community Development Agency

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