The implications of pharmaceutical waste management within the life sciences industry are far-ranging, and changes in the requirements can have a substantial impact on supply-chain logistics. With an increased focus on potential environmental impacts of pharmaceutical waste disposal, federal and state officials have become increasingly aggressive in inspecting businesses that dispense pharmaceuticals and taking enforcement action for alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.
Troutman Sanders has a dedicated team of lawyers who have been on the cutting edge of pharmaceutical waste and consumer product regulation issues since 2009. Drawing on our broad experience across the United States and several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions, we provide an integrated approach to advising manufacturers, distributors and retailers of consumer products. We have helped build retail and pharmaceutical waste programs from the ground up and have incorporated elements of these programs into consent judgments in a number of states.