Health Care Meets the Environment: A Symposium on Pharmaceutical Waste Management

health care, environment symposium

Rescheduled: Friday, Sept. 19

Population growth including an aging population, preventative medicine, and improved treatment options have all 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 have environmental consequences. In anticipation of the December 2014 release of EPA’s proposed health care facility-specific pharmaceutical waste management standards, this one day symposium will explore:

2014 Sponsors
  • The prevalence of drugs in the environment including modes of entry, a comparison of Georgia’s water quality to other major cities in the U.S., and the effects on human and aquatic life
  • Regulatory trends including increased on-site inspections, notices of violation and enforcement actions
  • New health care facility-specific regulations proposed by the EPA addressing the management and disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals generated by health care facilities and the impact on industry
  • Industry efforts including reverse distribution initiatives and hazardous waste management program implementation

Learn more about the symposium program.

The symposium will be in the

Georgia State University Student Center,
44 Courtland St. SE,
Atlanta, GA 30303

Enter the center at the corner of Gilmer Street and Piedmont Avenue.

Questions? Contact Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08) at

The Metro Growth Center thanks Troutman Sanders LLP and CVS Caremark (the platinum sponsor) for their financial support of this program.

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