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Prescription disposal program is unneeded
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco’s city leaders are poised to pass an ordinance today requiring name-brand drug manufacturers to pay for collection and disposal of unused prescription medicines to curb prescription misuse and environmental impacts. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s proposed “take-back program” would allow residents to take unused prescription pills to a secure site for incineration to keep people from flushing them down the toilet or to keep them from being stolen from medicine cabinets.