Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
Date/Time: July 30, 2014@1 PM EST
Presenter: James Laurenson, FDA toxicologist
Description: The FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has a proactive and dynamic Environmental Assessment (EA) program that has responded exceptionally to recent increases in scientific data and public interest regarding pharmaceuticals in the environment. While CDER's mandate for drug approval and other actions only requires consideration (as opposed to mitigation) of environmental impacts; CDER has embraced a leadership position as an environmental steward, and is working to identify, develop, and support sustainable opportunities. This presentation will address opportunities such as:
- Pharmaceutical-related pollution prevention (e.g., drug take-back and disposal programs)
- Source reduction (e.g., "green pharma", personalized medicine)
- Environmental compliance (e.g., updated NEPA requirements)
- Outreach and communications (e.g., drug package labeling, publications, websites)
- Research (e.g., tools for predicting pharmaceutical aquatic toxicity)
Mr. Laurenson will also detail how these low-cost environmental stewardship efforts would translate into benefits such as reductions in toxicity to aquatic species (e.g., endocrine disruption) and potential risks to humans from pharmaceuticals approved and marketed in the US.
Lastly, this presentation will highlight CDER's commitment to better understand the risks of pharmaceuticals in the environment, providing a positive example for other regulatory agencies and institutions in the U.S. and internationally.
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What Facilities Need to Know about Pharmaceutical Waste Compliance
Date/Time: August 27, 2014@1 PM EST
Presenter: David Bales
Description: With the growing concern of Pharmaceutical waste contaminating the environment, regulatory oversight of its disposal has increased. Does your facility manage pharmaceutical waste properly? This presentation will explain the steps to successfully implement a Pharmaceutical waste program, and the collaboration needed from pharmacy, nursing, administration, safety and emergency management.
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