prescription drugs

Idaho Public Television

Both the Washington and Idaho legislatures were on duty during this federal Presidents’ Day holiday.

In Olympia, Washington legislators used Presidents’ Day as an opportunity to approve a large number of bills. At least three focused on health care and prescription drug costs.

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A new AARP survey asks respondents about their experiences with prescription drug prices, and it finds support for some legislation pending in the Washington legislature to deal with those costs.

Take Back Your Prescription Drugs on Saturday

Apr 27, 2018
Drug Enforcement Administration

Federal authorities are reminding people that Saturday will be a good day for them to get rid of their unused prescription drugs. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

WA Senate Considers Drug Take Back Program

Feb 20, 2018
City of Phoenix

A Washington Senate committee took testimony yesterday (Monday) on a bill that requires pharmaceutical companies to establish drug take back programs.

Similar bills have failed in Olympia in past years.

Old Drugs Need Special Disposal

May 4, 2017

Last Saturday, several sites in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area, including Fairchild Air Force Base, participated in the National Prescription Take Back Day. That’s the day when you can throw all of your old, unused prescription drugs in a bag and bring them to participating sites for disposal. Municipal water officials say it’s a better solution than flushing them down the toilet.