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Recent Developments Regarding Disposal of Pharmaceutical Products

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

Alameda Drug Disposal Ordinance: Supreme Court Denies Petition for Writ

The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Alameda County Drug Disposal Ordinance (“Ordinance”) brought by three pharmaceutical trade organizations. The Court’s decision leaves in force the Ninth...more

NNI Publishes Outcomes of the 2015 EU-U.S.: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Joint Workshop

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) published on March 23, 2015, the outcomes of the March 12-13, 2015, joint workshop held by the U.S. and the European Union (EU), “Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts.” ...more

Prosecutors Strike Gold in Retailers’ Dumpsters with Hazardous Waste Enforcement Action

Retailers should implement hazardous waste management plans, even for simple consumer goods, as California, New York and other states launch aggressive enforcement campaigns. In recent years, California prosecutors...more

Canada Seeks Comment on Proposed Approach to Address Nanoscale Substances on the DSL

Environment Canada and Health Canada have released a February 2015 consultation document entitled Proposed Approach to Address Nanoscale Forms of Substances on the Domestic Substances List.  ...more

Counties Seek To Implement Drug Disposal Ordinances

The Northern California County of Alameda has apparently begun to seek payment from select pharmaceutical manufacturers pursuant to the Alameda County Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance (Alameda County Code Chapter 6.53, §§...more

Food and Drug Administration Not Required to Ban Antibiotics Given to Food-Producing Animals

A federal appeals court recently ruled that the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") does not have to ban the practice of feeding antibiotics to healthy, food-producing animals. This ruling is controversial because of public...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments (September 2014)

Health Activists' Petition Seeks Sunset Of CBI Claims: On August 21, 2014, six environmental health organizations filed a petition under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The petition urges the U.S....more

Industry Critical of Proposed Prop 65 Regulations

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) 2014 proposed regulations to revise Proposition 65 warnings has been widely panned by industry critics. The overhaul was requested by Governor...more

Disposing Of Pharmaceutical Waste: Some Progress

In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seemed to be on the road to providing some much-needed clarity to hospitals and other medical facilities concerning the disposal of pharmaceuticals by proposing that...more

Episode 77– Dr. Jay Udani Discusses Clinical Testing for Dietary Supplements

In Episode 77 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 22, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Dr. Jay Udani founder and...more

2011 NAFFS CONVENTION PRESENTATION

On August 12, 2011 the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health (“NIOSH”) issued a detailed paper for external review which calls, for the first time, an occupational exposure limit for Diacetyl and 2,3-Pentanedione....more

Green Building Update - August 17, 2011

In This Issue: Court dismisses lawsuit against USGBC; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - The legacy of a green pioneer; PepsiCo executive values LEED; $450M LEED community to replace power plant; Orange County USGBC proposes green...more

Life Sciences Health Industry China Briefing

Life Sciences Health Industry China Briefing summarizes the business, regulatory and legal developments during June 2011 in China important for drug, device, and life science/health care companies News Tianjin Pharma...more

Renewable Energy Update - February 15, 2011

In This Issue: California group calls for less litigation, more productive discussion of solar energy; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - California GHG law hits legal snags; DOE announces $27 million in funding for cheap solar...more

California Revises Proposed Green Chemistry Regulation in Response to Comments

On November 16, 2010, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) issued revisions to its proposed Safer Consumer Product Alternatives regulations. In response to comments, DTSC made a number of significant...more

Turning Brownfields Greener: EPA Releases Superfund Green Remediation Strategy

In September 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Superfund Green Remediation Strategy. EPA explained that the Strategy is a program management tool designed to describe the current plans of the...more

Greening of Consumer Products

In this issue: *Study links high levels of phthalates with changes in male anatomy *U.S. chemical industry moving towards bio-based products *EPA plan to update chemical inventory could lead to more paperwork *The...more

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