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County can make manufacturers pay for discarded drugs
San Francisco Chronicle

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge by the pharmaceutical industry Tuesday to an Alameda County law, the first of its kind in the nation, requiring drug manufacturers to pay the costs of disposing of consumers’ unused medications. The action allows the county to move forward with the program and clears the way for similar ordinances elsewhere. San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a drug-disposal measure in January but delayed implementation while the court considered the Alameda County case.

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