Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here in snowy Boston, sitting in for Ed Silverman who is winging his way back east to the Pharmalot campus. Lots of news today, and not all of it from Washington:
Contaminants from prescription-drug factories are polluting waterways, sometimes when employees are told to just “dump it down the drain,” STAT and Type Investigations report. They identify for the first time pharmaceutical companies whose factories are likely dumping substantial quantities of drugs into rivers and streams. Six companies were likely responsible for the high levels of drug pollution detected at seven wastewater plants: Mylan, Pfizer, Teva Pharmaceutical, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Generics (now owned by Teva), and Mallinckrodt.