<[ Text of section effective until December 31, 2021. Repealed by 2016, 52, Sec. 55 as amended by 2016, 351, Sec. 6. See 2016, 52, Sec. 77.]>
(a) The requirements established by the department, in consultation with Massachusetts
Biotechnology Council, the Interagency Council on Substance Abuse and other stakeholders,
may exceed, but shall not conflict with, any obligations imposed on a manufacturer
by a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy approved by the United States Food and
(b) Nothing in this chapter shall require a retail pharmacy or a pharmacist practicing
in a retail setting to participate in the collection, securing, transport or disposal
of unwanted drugs.
(c) No stewardship program shall require an outpatient pharmacy to participate in
the collection, securing, transport or disposal of unwanted drugs or to provide a
space for or to maintain a collection kiosk within an outpatient pharmacy unless the
pharmacy certifies, in writing, that this participation is voluntary.
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