Mandatory Drug Stewardship Programs in States and Municipalities across the United States

This is an issue brief from the Network of Public Health Law that discusses mandatory stewardship programs as a way to increase appropriate drug disposal, thus decreasing non-medical opioid misuse in a community. In response to low rates of participation in voluntary drug take-back programs, several jurisdictions have enacted legislation to require drug manufacturers selling drugs in their state, counties, or cities to establish and operate product stewardship programs.

The brief focuses on outlining the first of these types of programs, started in Alameda County, California, and highlights similar programs that have been implemented. 

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Response Approach
State / region