Pharma Groups Take On Calif. County's Drug Disposal Rule

Law360, New York (December 7, 2012, 3:47 PM EST) -- Major pharmaceutical and biotechnology groups on Friday sued a California local government over its ordinance requiring drug companies to pay for the collection and disposal of leftover drugs they manufacture, saying the rule puts too much responsibility on companies.

The lawsuit, filed in California federal court by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, challenges the constitutionality of the pharmaceutical “take-back” ordinance the Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed in July.

“The biopharmaceutical sector supports efforts to...
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