Tag: Opioids

5
Mar

Public Health Bills Roundup

1047 – Medication disposal system.  This bill establishes a drug take-back program for the safe and secure collection and disposal of unwanted medications, funded by drug manufacturing companies.  Take-back programs require Department of Health approval.  Program sunsets in 2029. An amended bill was passed out of the House, yeas, 86; nays, 12 and passed unanimously out of the Senate, yeas,

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19
Feb

Public Health Update – Week 6

Drug Take-Back Program Still alive this session is one of WSALPHO’s top priority bills.  SHB 1047 protects the public’s health by creating a system for safe and secure collection and disposal of unwanted medications. Almost identical to local programs already in place in Snohomish and King counties, the bill requires manufacturers that sell drugs in the state to operate a Drug

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12
Feb

Secure Drug Take-Back Act Passes

Secure Drug Take-Back Act Passes in Washington House Bill would be first of its kind in the nation Last week Friday, the Washington House approved new secure medicine return legislation with an 86-12 bipartisan vote. The law (ESHB 1047) requires drug manufacturers to finance and coordinate a convenient and secure take-back system for unused medicines. When the program is launched,

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5
Feb

Public Health Bills Moving Forward

It was a flurry of activity the first few weeks and there are a number of bills moving forward of interest to WSALPHO.  Of particular note are issues relating to on-site sewage systems (OSS), Tobacco 21, and opiates – all priorities for WSALPHO.  HB 1476: on-site sewage systems This bill was voted off the House floor on Thursday and assigned

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