The use of prescription medications by those who have not been prescribed the medication is a growing problem in the United States and particularly in Tennessee. A leading cause of this problem is an excess supply of prescription drugs. This essay proposes that governments consider providing financial incentives for patients to "turn in" unneeded medications to the proper authorities. Such a program could be funded largely-if not entirely-by private sources, government grants, and savings in healthcare and the criminal justice system.
"The Need for Prescription Drug Buy-Back Programs,"
Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://trace.tennessee.edu/tjlp/vol6/iss1/5