Investigation of the Environmental Risk Assessment of Janumet™
Merck & Co
The presentation will discuss the environmental risk assessment requirements in the US and Europe. An actual case study will illustrate the exposure pathways and risk assessment process for Janumet™, a drug used for the treatment of Type II diabetes. Sitagliptin and metformin are the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in Janumet and have been found in trace quantities in receiving streams. Results from the risk assessment indicate that predicted environmental concentrations from patient use of both these API are well below any effect levels for aquatic and sediment-dwelling organisms.
Mr. Gagliano is the Associate Director of Environmental Toxicology at Merck in Whitehouse Station, NJ. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and did his post-graduate work in Systematics and Ecology at Kansas University. Greg has over 30 years of experience assessing the environmental impacts of industrial chemicals, crop protection products, veterinary drugs and human pharmaceuticals.
Engineers: This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available on site for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a 2013 Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate). Please note: all registrations for lunch orders close by noon on the day before the presentation. Thank you!
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The board leadership for the AWRA-PMAS 2013/2014 season is as follows:
President: Jaclyn Rogers, Philadelphia Water Department
President Elect & Membership Chair: Chris McEntee, Greeley & Hansen
Vice President: Bridget Wadzuk, Villanova University
Treasurer: Benoit Van Aken, Temple University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Secretary: Bernadette Callahan, Stantec Consulting
Social Chairs: Gerald Bright, Philadelphia Water Department and Stefanie Yosmanovich, PA DEP Southeast Region
Student Co-Chairs: Amanda Hess, Villanova University and Sibia Ranjbar, Temple University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Past President: Marlou Church Gregory
Board Member: Desiree Henning Dudley, PA DEP Southeast Region
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