Troutman Sanders is pleased to be a co-sponsor for “Healthcare Meets the Environment: A Symposium on Managing Pharmaceutical Wastes“ on Friday, September 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Georgia State University. This event was postponed from the original January 31, 2014 event date following severe snow and ice storms in Atlanta, Georgia.
Population growth, an aging population, preventative medicine and improved treatment options have contributed to an increase in the use of prescription and over-the-counter medication. While the benefits of these drugs cannot be overstated, their use does impact the environment. In preparation for the spring 2014 release of the EPA’s proposed healthcare facility-specific pharmaceutical waste management standards, this one-day symposium will explore:
- The prevalence of drugs in the environment including modes of entry, a comparison of Georgia’s water quality to other major cities in the United States and the effects on human and aquatic life
- Regulatory trends including increased on-site inspections, notices of violation and enforcement actions
- New healthcare facility-specific regulations proposed by the EPA to address the management and disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and their impact on industry
This Symposium is being co-chaired by TS Attorney Hahnah Gaines and GSU’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, Karen Johnston. TS Partners Greg Blount and John Johnson will serve as panel moderators. Troutman Sanders and CVS Caremark are event sponsors. For the full program agenda, click here.