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SB 1329: Prescription Drug Recycling Programs (2012)


Senator Simitian’s SB 798 from 2005 allowed counties to recover unused prescription medications from skilled nursing facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and wholesalers, and to distribute them without charge to people of modest means who need the medications.  SB 1329 makes changes to that law that will expand these programs and help serve more Californians in need of less expensive medications.

After the bill passed the Legislature, Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature. 

Final Status and Text

SB 1329 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 1329

09/28/2012 - Simitian Drug "Recycling" Bill Signed by Governor

08/31/2012 - Simitian Drug "Recycling" Bill Heads to the Governor

05/17/2012 - State Senate Unanimously Passes Simitian Drug Redistribution Bill