Leveraging Technology to Ensure Reliable Hazardous Drug Disposal

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Pharmaceutical Waste and the Environment

It seems like the impact of pharmaceutical waste on the environment hits the news every day, and your healthcare employees and community members are becoming more aware of these issues as well. It's important that you're working with your staff to ensure they're aware of the proper way to manage these materials. Being prepared and knowing what to do will help you and your employees mitigate risks both for their health and the health of the environment, while protecting you from potential legal liability. 

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Topics: Drug Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste, Drug Disposal, Healthcare Technology

Drugs in Nursing Homes: 3 Success Strategies in Managing Pharmaceutical Waste in Long-term Care Facilities

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Managing the operations of skilled nursing or long-term care facilities requires attention to a range of requirements – especially when it comes to managing pharmaceuticals. Federal regulations governing the management of hazardous waste, including hazardous pharmaceuticals, are detailed within the Environmental Protection Agency’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

RCRA’s requirements for storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous waste apply equally to all businesses, regardless of the industry they are in or the type of healthcare they provide. The Stericycle Hazardous Drug Disposal Services (HDDS) program is designed to address the Rx waste needs of a wide range of customers – including skilled nursing and long-term care facilities (LTCF), which often require a more customized approach. 

1. Know the difference between Rx product and Rx waste.

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Topics: Drug Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste, Drug Disposal, Pharmaceutical Waste Management, Managing Pharmaceutical Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

5 Questions to Ask About Legal Pharmaceutical Disposal

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 08:35 AM

Properly disposing of pharmaceutical waste is the law!

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Disposal, Drug Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste, Drug Disposal, Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal, Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

5 Tips for Drug Disposal Management

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Fri, May 31, 2013 @ 09:17 AM

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Disposal, Drug Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste, Drug Disposal, Pharmaceutical Waste Management, Managing Pharmaceutical Waste, Stericycle Pharmaceutical Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste Regulations, Pharmaceutical Waste Consulting

5 Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Best Practices

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 @ 02:38 PM

US federal laws, including those enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), mandate the proper disposal of various types of pharmaceutical waste.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Disposal, Drug Waste, Stericycle, Pharma Waste Disposal, Pharma Waste, Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste, Rx Waste, Hazardous Waste, Drug Sample Waste, Pharma Samples, Rep Samples Disposal, Hazardous Waste Disposal, Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

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