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DEA, Controlled substances

DEA Prescription Takeback Day: Time to Think About Safe Controlled Substance Disposal

October 28 is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. This twice-annual event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), assists organizations of all sizes, as well as individuals, to safely eliminate controlled substances. And for the past 10 years, it...
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DEA, reverse distributor, Controlled substances

Controlled Substance Managers: Ready for a DEA Audit?

Does your role include overseeing the management of controlled substances—including their disposal and destruction? Then you face the reality that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may audit...

DEA, Pharmaceutical, reverse distributor

9 Key Capabilities for DEA Controlled Substance Reverse Distribution Partners

All organizations that handle controlled substances, including manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, and more, will almost certainly need to safely dispose of these materials at some point....

Hazardous Waste Disposal, Field Services, Hospitals, Compliance, DEA, Pharmaceutical Waste, Healthcare, EHS Outsourcing

Pharma Reverse Distributor Achieves Compliance With DEA and Federal Hazardous Waste Guidelines

By turning to us, Rx Return Services LLC, a premium reverse pharmaceuticals services provider, improved and streamlined the processing of non-creditable drugs—while maintaining compliance with...

Environmental Health and Safety, Lab Safety, DEA, Pharmaceutical

Top Safety Risks in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and their employees face genuine and significant health and safety concerns. In certain circumstances, the dangers are similar to those seen in other industries. In other...

DEA, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Waste

6 Common Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Program Mistakes

There is a lot to consider when it comes to the proper disposal of DEA waste, from evolving regulations to stringent and required procedures. Because of the complexity, it can be easy to...

DEA, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Waste

Top Considerations for Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

Pharmaceutical waste can be classified as non-hazardous, hazardous, or medical waste. To determine into which category a pharmaceutical waste falls, its chemical, physical, and toxicological...

DEA, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Waste

DEA Controlled Substance Disposal: How to Achieve Compliance

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) imposes stringent rules and restrictions on DEA controlled substances to ensure that safety and environmental responsibility is held to the highest standard. If your...

DEA, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare

Are You Complying with USP General Chapter <800>?

Designed to protect staff and patient safety, United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP’s) latest chapter on handling hazardous drugs in the healthcare setting is USP General Chapter <800>.1 While the USP is...


Pharmaceutical Controlled Substances: What You Need to Know About Disposal Options

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on September 8, 2014, released their final rule on Pharmaceutical Controlled Substances and what options there are now for disposal. This final rule, took effect...
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