Policy Groups Warn 9th Circ. Of Drug Cleanup Law

Law360, Los Angeles (November 26, 2013, 6:12 PM EST) -- Public policy groups warned the Ninth Circuit Friday that a California state law requiring drugmakers to pay for the environmentally safe disposal of unused drugs could force jurisdictions to foot cleanup costs for other communities.

Policy center the Washington Legal Foundation and policy advocate the California Healthcare Institute said a lower judge's decision against trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in a suit over the law could create a "Balkanization" of the national economy.

The groups have argued that the rule discriminates against out-of-state...
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