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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1666         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1933

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Geoff Diehl

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing provisions for the return of expired pharmaceuticals.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1666        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1933

By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1933) of Geoff Diehl and others relative to establishing provisions for the return of expired pharmaceuticals.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act establishing provisions for the return of expired pharmaceuticals.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.

              Chapter 94C of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after Section 15, the following Section:-

              Section 15A

              Provisions for the return of outdated drugs.

              (a) Persons who manufacture controlled substances shall make adequate provision for the return of outdated drugs from pharmacies, both full and partial containers, excluding biological, infused or intravenously injected drugs and drugs that are inhaled during surgery, within six (6) months after the labeled expiration date, for prompt full credit or refund.

              (b) Any person who is engaged in the wholesale drug business licensed under section 36A of chapter 112 shall implement and administer the return policies established by the manufacturer.

              (c) Manufacturers will provide the Department of Public Health with information regarding said return policy, in a format to be determined by the Commissioner.

              (d) Failure to comply with the provisions of this section will permit the Commissioner to list the manufacturer's products as ineligible for use in product selection for any state funded program.

              SECTION 2.

              The Commissioner shall promulgate regulations to enforce this act.

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