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Pharmaceutical industry is lobbying hard against an L.A. County drug take-back proposal
Los Angeles Times

Venice resident Carol Royce-Wilder received a call a few weeks ago about a proposed program in Los Angeles County that would set up a network of sites where unused medication could be dropped off for disposal.

It’s a topic in which Royce-Wilder, 74, is interested. She said she worries about the proper way to dispose of prescription drugs. “The guy starts giving me this pitch that it’s going to cost a huge amount of taxpayer money if the bill passes,” she said. “I assumed from what he said that he was with a consumer organization.”