Pharmacies and Healthcare Facilities Await EPA's Final Pharmaceuticals Rule

By: Matthew D. Williamson | Ted Wolff

As of the time of publication, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just published its Fall Regulatory Agenda (December 14, 2017). The Regulatory Agenda establishes the agency’s rulemaking priority. In addition to foreshadowing President Trump and EPA Director Scott Pruitt’s scaling back of environmental regulations, notable here is that the agency proposes a July 2018 final rulemaking for the proposed regulation governing the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. The comment period on the original proposed rule closed in late 2015. Over the course of the next several months, we will work with Agency contacts, state environmental regulators and stakeholders to track and assist in understanding EPA’s final rule incorporating responses to comments.

Stay tuned for Manatt’s updates and further analysis regarding the rule’s impact on retail pharmacies and other healthcare facilities. For more information, please contact Manatt partners Ted Wolff at twolff@manatt.com or Matt Williamson at mwilliamson@manatt.com.