Key Strategies for Ensuring Proper Hazardous Drug Disposal

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Jun 02, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Focus on Long-term Care Facilities

Did you know that long-term care facilities are some of the biggest producers of drug waste? This high volume comes from the populations they treat. Patients with comorbidities require more medication that is likely considered “hazardous”—equating into more hazardous waste. While some wastes may be hazardous or non-hazardous by EPA regulations, it is important to understand what is being generated and what regulations both at a federal and state level apply. Additionally, facilities should be assessing how they are managing controlled substances based on the DEA regulations which came out in autumn 2014.

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Topics: Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

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 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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