Pharmaceutical Return & Disposal for Retail Pharmacies

Through our ExpertSOLUTIONS, Stericycle offers retail pharmacies the processing, tracking, counting, and reimbursement systems for:

  • Seamless, efficient return of your pharmaceuticals to manufacturers through ExpertRETURN
  • Fastest payment of returned product in the industry — through our Fast Pay returns program
  • Documented, compliant pharmaceutical disposal and destruction services through StrongPak

Discover Seamless Return of Unsalable Pharmaceuticals

As a world-class leader in reverse logistics, we offer your pharmacy efficient, accurate, and compliant return of expired and other unsalable pharmaceuticals:

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medications
  • Generic drugs
  • Legend (prescription) pharmaceuticals
  • Controlled (C-II through C-V) pharmaceuticals

Our Retail Pharmacy Return Service Includes the Fast Pay Return Program

For pharmacies, our Fast Pay Return Program allows you to:

  • Bypass lengthy manufacturers’ credit reconciliation processes
  • Receive return payment within 12 business days of product receipt — 75% of entire return payment is issued within 12 business days Save time and resources by eliminating the need to track your manufacturer credits
  • Ship pharmaceutical returns for free — no hidden fees or out-of-pocket costs
  • Receive direct payment to your specific pharmacy — simply log in to your Fast Pay account
  • Maximize your pharmacy’s credit returns with a continuously updated database of return guidelines

Our Pharmaceutical Disposal Services for Retail Pharmacies Include Compliant Destruction of Hazardous and Controlled Substances

We offer expertise in managing complex and changing regulatory requirements surrounding pharmaceutical waste disposal at the pharmacy level, with a focus on state-specific requirements.

As a DEA Registrant, our StrongPak services are authorized to manage the destruction of controlled substances (C-II through C-V). Additionally, we offer complete solutions for other prescription pharmaceuticals, including hazardous pharmaceutical waste disposal.

Our regulatory and reverse-logistics experts work with your manufacturers to ensure adherence to the highest standards in state and federal compliance including the:

  • US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Request Pharmaceutical Disposal or Call 1.800.778.7664

Request Pharmaceutical Return for Credit or Call 1.877.797.8374

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