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Subject:    U.S. DEA releases regulations expanding options to collect controlled substances
Date Sent:    September 9, 2014
From:    pharmasharps@calrecycle.ca.gov
Message:   

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency released regulations today to implement the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 by expanding the options available to collect controlled substances from ultimate users for the purpose of disposal.  These regulations will allow authorized manufacturers, distributors, reverse distributors, narcotic treatment programs (NTPs), hospitals/clinics with an on-site pharmacy, and retail pharmacies to voluntarily administer mail-back programs and maintain collection receptacles.  In addition, this rule expands the authority of authorized hospitals/clinics and retail pharmacies to voluntarily maintain collection receptacles at long-term care facilities.  Such activity must be in accordance with this regulation and all other applicable Federal, State, tribal and local laws and regulations.  The rule takes effect October 9, 2014 and is available here: 


http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fed_regs/rules/2014/2014-20926.pdf


Other material is available here:


http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/index.html


 


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