Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Drug Take-Back Programs

Pharmalot: U.S. Supreme Court Says Pharmaceutical Industry Must Pay for Drug Take-Back Programs

New York, NY, May 27, 2015 The Wall Street Journal’s Pharmalot blog reports that, in a setback to drug makers, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday denied an industry request to review a lawsuit filed over a drug take-back program in Alameda County, California.

The pharmaceutical industry had been fighting a three-year-old ordinance that requires drug makers to underwrite the costs of a program in which consumers can drop off unwanted medicines.

Fearing still more local governments would pass such ordinances and create added expenses, three industry trade groups — the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) — filed a lawsuit and argued the local law was unconstitutional.  Continue reading