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April 17th 2015:Special Encore Presentation: Should Pharmaceutical Companies Pay for Local Drug Take-Back Programs?

In June 2012, Alameda County in California became the first local government body to pass a safe drug disposal ordinance that would hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the safe collection and disposal of unused medications from the public. Now San Francisco and numerous additional local governments are on the cusp of doing the same. Today we’ll talk with former Center for Disease Control physician, Dr. Matt Willis; Heidi Sanborn, executive director of the CA Product Stewardship Council; Guillermo Rodriguez of the San Francisco Department of the Environment; and Conor Johnston, from t

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Dr. Matt Willis

In December, 2012, Dr. Matt Willis assumed the role of Public Health Officer in Marin County, where he had served as an Internal Medicine Physician, and where he was raised. Dr. Willis earned several advanced degrees in public health and medicine including: • Internal Medicine Residency, Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School • Masters of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health • Doctorate of Medicine, Temple School of Medicine • BA, Medical Anthropology, Brown University Willis spent six years in the U.S. Public Health Service, serving in the Indian Health Service and the CDC. Operating on the principle that every person deserves the highest attainable sta
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Heidi Sanborn

Heidi has been working on solid waste and recycling issues in California for 25 years in government, as a consultant, and now as Executive Director of the California Product Stewardship Council. Heidi speaks throughout the world to raise awareness about product stewardship and is frequently published on the topic and done interviews on National Public Radio and quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the subject. Heidi earned a B.A. in Political Science - Public Service from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
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Guillermo Rodriguez

Guillermo Rodriguez is the Policy & Communications Director for the San Francisco Department of the Environment. He is responsible for managing the department’s local, state and federal relations program and oversees strategic communications for the department. Prior to joining the department, Guillermo worked for the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development where he managed major development and workforce projects. Before his public and private sector work, Guillermo was the Executive Director of Latino Issues Forum, a nonprofit policy institute. Guillermo remains active with several local and statewide nonprofits and serves as an expert witness on energy matters before bo
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Conor Johnston

Chief policy adviser to the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, London Breed.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 24/11/2017 09:00 24/11/2017 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio In June 2012, Alameda County in California became the first local government body to pass a safe drug disposal ordinance that would hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the safe collection and disposal of unused medications from the public. Now San Francisco and numerous additional local governments are on the cusp of doing the same. Today we’ll talk with former Center for Disease Control physician, Dr. Matt Willis; Heidi Sanborn, executive director of the CA Product Stewardship Council; Guillermo Rodriguez of the San Francisco Department of the Environment; and Conor Johnston, from the office of the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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