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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 inadvertently overlook a few areas. Come audit time, failure to address these...
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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...

DEA, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Technical Services

DEA Pharmaceutical Waste Q&A with Expert Mike Albert

For medications being wasted in the inpatient setting, what type of container should be used to physically render the product non-retrievable? Can you give some examples of specific containers that...

EPA, Universal Waste, Pharmaceuticals

Prescribed Pills in our Water Supply

Americans are prescribed over a billion pills each year, most of which are used up by the person taking the pills. We have all been there, where once we begin to feel better we stop taking the...


Get the Facts - Is PMU Right for You?

Having been raised by a self proclaimed "flower child" of the 60's who survived Woodstock and multiple Washington front step war protests, I was not surprised to learn of my mother's 100% natural...

Drinking Water, Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals in Washington, D.C.

As predictable as the sun rising each day, you can pretty much guarantee to see some form of commentary regarding pharmaceuticals in the news every day. Whether it is addressing trace amounts found...
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