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California State Board of Pharmacy

Installation of Drug Take-Back Collection Receptacle

Pharmacies and hospitals/clinics with onsite pharmacies licensed by the board may, under the requirements in California pharmacy regulations (CCR, Title 16, Article 9.1 of Division 17), offer specified prescription drug take-back services through collection receptacles and/or mail back envelopes/packages to provide options for the public to discard unwanted, unused or outdated prescription drugs. Each entity that offers specified prescription drug take-back services through collection receptacles must comply with regulations of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Board of Pharmacy’s requirements.

Entities must notify the board within 30 days of installation of the take back receptacle.

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Location of Collection Receptacle

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