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Hospital Pharmacies Prep for Drug Takebacks
HealthLeaders Media

Until recently, only police or Federal Drug Administration agents could oversee programs to collect and destroy leftover prescription drugs. Starting Oct. 9, pharmacies — hospital-based and retail — may set up collection sites designed to keep unused drugs away from addicts and out of the water supply. Hospital pharmacies that choose to participate may face some logistical issues. But advocates say the expansion of take-back programs to inpatient facilities makes sense because it will allow people to safely discard pills in a healthcare setting.