New Legislation Creates a Illinois Drug Take-Back Program

New legislation creates a statewide drug take back program in Illinois.

The measure is sponsored by representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz of Glenview who says one third of medications go unused, and often end up in the hands of addicts or are flushed down the toilet and harm the environment.

She says the Illinois Drug Take Back Act will change that….

The bill requires drug manufacturers to fund a statewide drug collection effort and educate the public about why it’s important to properly dispose of medications.