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Who should pay for disposing unused medication?




Medication being prepped for distribution.
Medication being prepped for distribution.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for Alameda County in California to move forward with a law that requires drug manufacturers to pay the costs of disposing of unused medications.

KQED reporter Scott Shafer tells more about what this could mean for other municipalities who are looking to enact the similar legislation.