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Drug makers push back in court on Alameda take-back law
San Francisco Business Times

Alameda County’s trailblazing drug take-back law is an unnecessary burden that may increase the risk of unused medicines ending up in the environment or unintended hands, the drug industry said in arguing for an appeals court to help strike down the law.

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Generic Pharmaceutical Association made oral arguments Friday in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, seeking to overturn a federal District Court ruling last August that the law didn’t interfere with interstate commerce.