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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5989

 

January Session, 2005

 

LCO No. 2150

   

Referred to Committee on Public Health

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. CHRIST, 11th Dist.

REP. CURREY, 10th Dist.

REP. STONE, 9th Dist.

SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETURN OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That chapter 319v of the general statutes be amended to provide that any vendor pharmacy which distributes drug products utilized by residents of a group home, residential facility or shelter operated by the Department of Mental Retardation or the Department of Children and Families, shall accept for repackaging and reimbursement pharmacy drug products that were dispensed to a resident of any such facility and not used, provided certain safety standards for the return of the unused drug products are met.

Statement of Purpose:

To allow the state to save money on prescription drug costs through an expansion of the return of unused prescription drug products program.