RESOLUTION 63-03, 2006: On Narcotic Drug Recycling
Submitted by Mark Schiller, M.D.
WHEREAS: the Drug Enforcement Agency prohibits recycling of narcotics, and licensed facilities and individuals are forced to dispose of narcotics by either flushing or sending to public landfills;
WHEREAS: groundwater testing in several states has revealed the presence of narcotics and other drugs;
WHEREAS: great numbers of unused, unopened, viable, expensive drugs are going to waste in licensed facilities;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: AAPS supports revision of federal rules to allow for the prudent recycling of all viable medications including narcotics, and urges Congress to take action to implement those changes.