The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America argues that California's Senate Bill 17, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October, "attempts to dictate national health care policy related to drug prices in violation of the United States Constitution, singles out drug manufacturers as the sole determinant of drug costs despite the significant role many other entities play in the costs patients pay and will cause market distortions such as drug stockpiling and reduced competition," according to a statement by the lobbying group.
Evacuation orders were issued in Carpinteria and Montecito overnight as the largest of several wildfires in the state drew closer to communities in the area.
At least one person has been confirmed dead and 800 homes have been destroyed, including 537 in the Thomas Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said as Brown visited the
Thousands of firefighters are working to douse the flames in the face of challenging weather conditions, which includes dry vegetation and strong winds.
Brown said the Lilac Fire has threatened thousands of structures and critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of residents.
The charred remains of the horses were found in their stalls at Rancho Padilla. The Los Angeles County Fire Department awoke the Padilla family at around 4 a.m., ordering them to evacuate immediate
The Thomas Fire has so far blazed through more than 50,000 acres in Ventura County, with the help of strong winds. Officials said the flames have destroyed nearly 200 homes.