Teleosis Institute launched the Green Pharmacy Program and the Green Pharmacy Coalition in 2007 recognizing the need for safe medication disposal systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the United States.  Under the direction of Founder and Executive Director Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, the program grew into a partnership with the Alameda County Safe Medication Coalition.  In July of 2012, the Dr. Kreisberg was instrumental in authoring the Alameda County Safe Medication Disposal Ordinance which became the 1st ordinance in the United States to required pharmaceutical manufacturers to set up a permanent take back program for citizens of this county.