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Information for Institutions

Existing Regulations and Safe Disposal Methods

New York State pharmacies can now apply to participate in a Pilot Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program to collect unwanted controlled and non-controlled medications from household consumers. Applications are due by May 1, 2017.

Safe Disposal of Drugs

Information for Veterinarians

As Drug Enforcement Administration registrants, veterinary hospitals and offices should follow all DEA guidelines. For more information see the DEA's Drug Disposal information web page, the New York State Department of Health's page Licensing and Certification Webpage, under 'Animal Euthanasia Activities', or the NYS DOH Frequently Asked Questions web page, under 'Frequently Asked Questions for Veterinarians for the NYS PMP Date Collection Tool'. (links leave DEC website).

*All information on this page is provided as a resource. Further questions regarding disposal regulations and methods should be directed to the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, or the Drug Enforcement Administration, Diversion Control Division (links leave DEC website).