BIO files suit against local drug take-back law in Calif.

BIO, along with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, filed a lawsuit against an Alameda County, Calif., law requiring drugmakers to fund take-back programs for medications. In the lawsuit, drugmakers described the ordinance as unfair and unprecedented. "This ordinance, while likely well-intended, would have little impact in protecting patients, safeguarding our environment or curbing possible abuse associated with unused medications," said BIO spokesman Ken Lisaius.

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