RD479 - Virginia Department of Health Professions Virginia Board of Pharmacy Report on Drug Disposal Pursuant to Chapter 614 (HB1531) – October 2020

Executive Summary:

Report of the stakeholder work group convened to determine methods to enhance public awareness of proper drug disposal methods, which may include requirements for pharmacies or hospitals or clinics with an on-site pharmacy to provide such information to customers and the public through the provision of informative pamphlets, the posting of signs in public areas of the pharmacy, and the posting of information on public-facing websites, and to develop strategies to increase the number of permissible drug disposal sites and options for the legal disposal of drugs, including pharmacies and hospitals and clinics with an on-site pharmacy that are authorized collectors and other sites legally permitted for drug disposal, and the legal return of unused drugs by mail.