(AP) - TRACKING SYSTEM OUT: A plan to create a national tracking system for prescription drugs has been dropped from congressional legislation designed to bolster the safety of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply.
NO COMPROMISE: Drugmakers and government regulators support a track-and-trace system, saying it could prevent stolen or counterfeit drugs from entering the U.S. But lawmakers said they were unable to find a compromise between differing views of the system.
STATE EFFORTS: Drug industry lobbyists have been pushing for a national tracking system to avoid the costs of complying with individual state tracking laws, including one in California set to take effect in 2015.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
A fallen police officer's daughter gets a swarm of support. (Photos)
Ex-frontman Scott Weiland accused of misusing band's name.
Morgan Freeman can't stay awake during a TV interview. (Video)
A Philadelphia bicyclist has teamed up with a cat for tandem rides.