DEA Approves the Return of Unused Prescriptions

Sep 09, 2014

The New York Times

According to an article in The New York Times, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it would allow consumers to return unused prescription medications to pharmacies. The regulation would also permit mailing unused drugs to an authorized collector using special packages available from pharmacies and other locations.

The new regulation will go into effect in a month, and it covers drugs designated as controlled substances. Those include opioid painkillers like OxyContin, stimulants like Adderall and depressants like Ativan, the article said. Until now, these drugs could not legally be returned to pharmacies. Read the full story