US Appeal Court considers pharma waste take-back ordinance

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America (PhRMA), Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appeal of the district court ruling in favor of Alameda County’s Safe Drug Disposal ordinance, which requires pharmaceutical companies to design, fund, and operate a medicine collection program.

This hearing will be the fifth of five cases on the docket ( starting at 9am tomorrow, Friday, July 11th and can be viewed here:>.

The hearing will be recorded and can be downloaded after noon, Saturday, July 12th at: Search for the case number: 13-16833.

Check the links above for live streaming and later a recording of the hearing.


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