Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Opposes a Northern California County's New Drug Disposal Law

Published: Jul 30, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Vice President of Alliance Development and State Government Relations Fritz Bittenbender issued the following statement today regarding Alameda County, California's new ordinance requiring drug makers to set up programs to dispose of expired and unused drugs: "BIO supports effective efforts to protect patients, safeguard water resources, and address potential abuses associated with unused medications. The ordinance passed this week in Northern California's Alameda County, while well intended, will have little impact on any of these concerns.

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