wa–drug disposal bill

Washington wants drug makers to take back excess supply

SEATTLE (AP) - A measure that requires drug manufacturers to pay for the disposal of unwanted medication passed the Washington state House, part of an effort by lawmakers to combat opioid abuse that kills more than a 1,000 of the state's residents every year.House Bill 1047 was approved Friday despite opposition from representatives that said they worried the move would increase drug prices. It now moves to the Senate for consideration.