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New Hampshire Pharmacies May Establish Drug Take-Back Programs Under New Law


Retail pharmacies in New Hampshire are authorized to establish pharmaceutical drug take-back programs if their program meets certain federal requirements.

House Bill (HB) 1490 was signed into law by Governor Maggie Hassan and is effective August 6, 2016. Under HB 1490, a registered pharmacy may establish a drug take-back program to collect controlled and non-controlled pharmaceutical drugs.

New Hampshire RSA 318-E:1 defines “pharmaceutical drug” as a prescription or OTC drug, including controlled drugs.