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Jackson Authors Prescription Pill Disposal Bill


Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has authored a bill that would require the pharmaceutical industry to implement a statewide program for people to turn in their unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, in an effort to prevent abuse, accidental overdoses, and water contamination. Jackson said the bill, SB 1014, is modeled after programs in Canada and one in Alameda County that is currently being challenged in court by the pharmaceutical industry; the bill would be the first such statewide program in the country.

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I sure am glad that HBJ is worried about this terrible problem . . . .
What a wanker.

GandG (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 11:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a fine idea. Make big Pharma BEAR THE COSTS OF ITS BUSINESS and take some away from its obscene profits. Thank you HBJ! And you're a wanker, too, Greg!

DrDan (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 5:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That is why there are drop boxes for that. Why can't these politicians stop wasting our time with this B.S.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 5:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I always that Jackson was about The Sisterhood: I didn't realize she was also pro-Big Brother.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 6:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank God for this wonderful blowhard who cares more about nothing than putting forth logical ideas to save the state from bankruptcy… Thank-you liberals for sending this continual loser from state office to state office.

Priceless (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 6:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Priceless you blow pretty hard too.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 7:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Another ridiculous proposal from the mother of big brother. Why do the voters keep electing her?

And DrDan, do you think big pharma will give up any of its profits. Silly rabbit. They will simply raise prices to cover this additional cost of doing business. Econ 101. Bet you voted for Taxin Jackson, dincha...She has no understanding of the real world either.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Prescription medications are already too expensive in this country. The smaller pharmaceutical companies will be negatively impacted most. If public education is needed, then educate the public- employ writers and other artists instead of more lawyers!

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 9:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

KV, state funding for public education is still not at 2007 levels so your positive idea about "educate the public" won't be happening soon.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
March 27, 2014 at 1:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So by requiring the pharmacists to do this, they will have to raise their prices, and then those costs are passed on to us, the consumers.

Why are businesses leaving the state?...

billclausen (anonymous profile)
March 27, 2014 at 2:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thanks Herschel you keep hoping for that "Hope and Change". BTW, I think you should change flavors of Kool-Aid. I don't think the flavor you are currently drinking is working out to well...

Priceless (anonymous profile)
March 27, 2014 at 7:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Duh, of course the drug companies will pass the cost of this along to consumers. Is there any doubt of that?

Botany (anonymous profile)
March 27, 2014 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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