Thanks to NACo for helping share the news about successful pharmaceutical stewardship laws in Washington State.
NACo County News published my article explaining how local policies served as innovative models and drove the adoption of WA’s statewide law. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are providing convenient drug take-back programs in 4 counties, reaching over half the state’s population. (Update to this blog: as of September 2020, 6 counties in Washington state now have services from the manufacturers MED-Project program.)
This proven policy will be expanded to a statewide drug take-back program under the 2018 WA Secure Drug Take-Back Act. (Update as of September 2020: the statewide program is slated to launch in the fall of 2020!)
NACo County News. June 11, 2018. County policies drove Wash. drug take-back law
See my resources and analysis of drug take-back laws in Washington here: www.cehstrategies.com/wa-drug-take-back-laws