Drug Disposal Bill OK’d

The House approved a measure encouraging counties to accept unused prescription drugs.

It also explains the proper procedure for getting rid of the medicines.

“All too often unused prescription drugs end up in the wrong place or the wrong hands,” Rep. Paul Gardner, DFL-Shoreview, said. “This common sense legislation aims to keep prescription drugs out of our lakes and streams and away from teenagers or young adults who may abuse the drugs.”

There is a particular concern about flushing drugs down toilets, which pollutes water.