Proper Use of Prescription Drugs Act

An Act respecting a federal framework on the proper use of prescription drugs and establishing National Prescription Drug Drop-off Day

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

John Weston  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of June 11, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment provides for the development and implementation of a comprehensive federal framework to address the proper use of prescription drugs.

It also designates the third Saturday in March in each and every year as “National Prescription Drug Drop-off Day”.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Proper Use of Prescription Drugs ActRoutine Proceedings

June 11th, 2015 / 10:05 a.m.
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Conservative

John Weston Conservative West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-692, An Act respecting a federal framework on the proper use of prescription drugs and establishing National Prescription Drug Drop-off Day.

Mr. Speaker, thank you for this opportunity to present to the House a bill that would create a federal framework that responds to the need for the proper use of prescription drugs and would create a national prescription drug drop-off day.

This responds to rising trends such as the fact that Canadians are the second largest per capita users of opioids in the world, and that we have rising rates of fatalities and hospital visits relating to improper prescription drug use. This is supported by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and by the national association of pharmacists, and I am pleased to be working very closely with the health minister, the member for Oakville, and the member for Kootenay—Columbia, who all together represent many Canadians who share this concern. I invite all my colleagues to help me get the bill passed.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)