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Healthcare Meets the Environment: A Symposium on Managing Pharmaceutical Wastes

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September 19, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
GSU Student Center
Corner of Gilmer St SE and Piedmont Ave SE
GA 30303

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 preparation for the 2014 release of EPA’s proposed health care 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 health care facility-specific regulations proposed by the EPA to address 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.

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