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Your Cyber Minute: Ransomware attacks and what you need to know [Video]

by Hogan Lovells on

The conversation continues. Hogan Lovells Partner Harriet Pearson and Managing Principal of Hogan Lovells Cyber Risk Services Jeff Lolley address the threat around ransomware and the potential implications for companies that...more

EPA IG's Concerns About Oversight of Hospital Disinfectants Reinforces Need for Robust Infection Control Programs

On September 19, 2016, the Inspector General (IG) for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the latest in a long line of reports identifying flaws in EPA’s process for ensuring the efficacy of hospital-grade,...more

Review Published of Nanomaterials for Products and Application in Agriculture, Feed, and Food in the European Union

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) requested a review of the already marketed and in-development applications of nanomaterials in the agri/feed/food sectors. The results of the review are published in the August 2016...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 266, Ben Locwin on people v. systems approach to compliance programs [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Ben Locwin on the different approaches in compliance around people v. systems. ...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, June 2016

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - TSCA Reform Bill Is Sent To President Obama For Signature: It has been reported that on June 14, 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-UT) signed...more

What Does the Health Care Industry Do Now When Disposing "Hazardous Waste" Pharmaceuticals?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Potentially affected health care facilities should evaluate current management practices, evaluate best management practices for regulated facilities, and develop a plan to prepare for and manage a regulatory inspection....more

Proceedings Available on 2015 U.S.-EU Joint Workshop on Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts

In December 2015, the proceedings from the March 12-13, 2015, U.S.-European Union (EU) joint workshop on “Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts” were posted online. The workshop was sponsored by the European Commission (EC) and...more

EPA'S Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rules May Impose Significant Burdens on Health Care Facilities - Comment Period Runs Until...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated its proposed regulation of “hazardous waste pharmaceuticals,” i.e., pharmaceutical residues discarded from health care facilities which also meet EPA’s long-standing...more

EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed RCRA Rules

by Alston & Bird on

All healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical reverse distributors and other hazardous waste generators should read the proposed rules, and each should analyze the impacts it will have on its operations and waste management...more

Environmental Update – Proposed Hazardous Waste Rule for Pharmaceuticals

by Butler Snow LLP on

On August 31, 2015, the EPA proposed new regulations for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals at healthcare facilities. First and foremost, the proposed rule prohibits the flushing of any hazardous waste...more

Healthcare Providers Face New Rules Governing the Disposal of Pharmaceuticals

by Winstead PC on

On September 25, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule concerning “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals”. Under the proposed rule, the term “healthcare...more

Don’t Flush the Drugs! The EPA is Coming!

by BakerHostetler on

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a pre-publication Proposed Rule (40 C.F.R. part 266, subpart P) regulating the management and disposal of drugs deemed “hazardous waste pharmaceuticals” by healthcare...more

EPA Proposes Changes to Hazardous Waste Generator Rules and a New Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules that EPA believes will strengthen environmental protection and reduce regulatory burdens. The first is an update to the hazardous...more

EC Invites Scientists to Apply for Membership in SCCS and SCHEER

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The European Commission (EC) invites scientists to apply for membership in its non-food scientific committees, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) and Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging...more

EPA Proposes New Rules Regarding Waste Pharmaceuticals for Healthcare Facilities and Reverse Distributors

by King & Spalding on

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which is the federal statute that regulates the generation, handling, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste, was enacted in 1976. Since that time, EPA has largely...more

EPA Proposes New Rules for Pharmaceutical Wastes That Qualify as RCRA Hazardous Wastes

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On August 31, 2015, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or the “Agency”) signed a proposed rule that would establish special management standards for pharmaceutical wastes that are classified...more

EPA’s New Draft Hazardous Waste Rules Promote Flexibility, but Devil is in the Details

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On August 31, 2015, EPA released two proposed hazardous waste rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that will be soon be available for public comment after they are published in the Federal Register....more

EPA Proposes New Rules for Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Management and for Other Hazardous Waste Generators

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced two new proposed hazardous waste rules that EPA believes would clarify and simplify requirements for health care facilities and retail pharmacies to manage their...more

EPA Says “Stop” – Don’t Dump Those Drugs Down the Drain

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week released a pre-publication copy of a proposed rule on pharmaceutical hazardous wastes in healthcare and related industries that will significantly affect our healthcare...more

EPA Proposes New Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

by Alston & Bird on

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. If finalized, it will create an entirely new subpart in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act...more

EPA Proposes RCRA Rules Easing Standards For Pharmaceutical Wastes And Revising Generator Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 31, 2015, proposed two rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that would alter fundamentally the hazardous waste regulatory program. One rule...more

EPA Released its Proposed Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule

by Alston & Bird on

Today, EPA released its proposed Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. The proposed rule, if finalized, will add a subpart P under 40 CFR part 266, which applies to the management of hazardous waste...more

Will NYSDEC's Audit Agreement for Retail Pharmacies Provide a Path to Increased Compliance?

Federal and state hazardous waste handling and disposal requirements, which were established to address issues related to industrial waste generators and disposal facilities, are often a complicated and awkward fit for retail...more

EPA Gets Closer To Issuing Final Rule On Revisions To Minimum Risk Exemption For Pesticides

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On June 24, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notification that the EPA Administrator has forwarded to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Secretary of the...more

Recent Developments Regarding Disposal of Pharmaceutical Products

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Recent environmental developments may impact the health care industry and should continue to be monitored. Several environmental developments related to the discarding of pharmaceutical products (including veterinary...more

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