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Clock starts for suits on pharmaceutical waste rule

February 22, 2019
EPA Feb. 22 published in the Federal Register its pharmaceutical waste rule, an action that formally starts the clock for likely litigation challenging the regulation, which the agency informally released in December to mixed reaction from industry. The final Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals, which EPA issued in pre-publication form Dec. 12 but only now is publishing in the Register , sets requirements under the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals by healthcare...

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