The Ministry of Environment has started a public consultation process on a proposal for a decree to regulate the take-back of old/unused medicines, as authorised by the Brazilian National Solid Waste Policy (Federal Law No. 12.305/2010).
The proposed decree imposes obligations on manufacturers, importers, distributors, sellers, and consumers of medicines, as follows:
The business sector is also required to disclose the existence and location of collection points as well as information about collection campaigns (place, date, and duration). They must also create a computerised system for reporting results to the federal government.
Please click here to access the proposed decree on medicine take-back schemes. Public consultation ends on 19 December 2018 and contributions can be made electronically at <http://consultaspublicas.mma.gov.br/>.
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