Calif. County’s Drug Disposal Law Headed For Big Pharma Fight

Law360, San Diego (July 24, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT) -- Alameda County became the first in the nation Tuesday to require pharmaceutical companies to pay for the disposal of unused drugs, and while supporters see the measure serving as a model for California and other states looking to protect public health and the environment, they'll need to overcome stiff opposition from drug companies asked to foot the bill.

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance forcing manufacturers that sell or distribute prescription and over-the-counter drugs in the area to pay for a countywide...
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