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Durbin, Duckworth: Drugmakers, take back your addictive meds

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Durbin, Duckworth: Drugmakers, take back your addictive meds

( KTRS ) Two Illinois Democrats are calling on the pharmaceutical industry to help dispose of leftover medications that could feed addiction. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth sent a letter Thursday to the president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. They are pushing the idea that drug makers have a […]

Durbin, Duckworth: Drugmakers, take back your addictive meds

( KTRS ) Two Illinois Democrats are calling on the pharmaceutical industry to help dispose of leftover medications that could feed addiction.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth sent a letter Thursday to the president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. They are pushing the idea that drug makers have a responsibility to ease addiction’s social impacts.

They suggest manufacturers provide financial support for take-back programs and responsible disposal of opioid medications that can be highly addictive when misused.

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