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S.F. supervisor proposes drugmakers fund take-back program
San Francisco Chronicle

After Alameda County became the first in the nation to require pharmaceutical companies to pay for a drug take-back program, San Francisco may follow suit. Seeking to prevent overdoses and reduce contaminants in water, Supervisor David Chiu told The Chronicle he will introduce legislation before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that would require drugmakers, and no longer taxpayers, to fund the disposal of unused and unwanted medications.