San Francisco arm-twisting yields pharma-funded drug take-back pilot

The pharma industry is funding a drug take-back program in which San Francisco police stations will become drop-off points for household medication, and participating pharmacies will collect other meds. Reluctant drugmakers, facing an ordinance initiated by San Francisco supervisor Ross Mirkarimi requiring them to develop their own collection program, called for a more collaborative approach. PhRMA donated $100,000 and Genentech gave $10,000 toward the pilot program. Big retail chains like Walgreens and Safeway decided not to participate. Story

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