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Healthcare Solutions 14 November, 2017

Reducing the Risk of Drug Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 90 Americans die each day from opioid addiction, often as a result of prescription pain medication misuse. Stericycle is taking a multi-pronged approach to helping healthcare organizations and their surrounding communities ensure proper drug disposal and reduce opportunities for drug diversion and abuse. On one hand, we are guiding healthcare organizations toward better regulatory compliance, assisting with pharmaceutical waste risk assessment, supplying appropriate waste containers and offering comprehensive staff training.
 

Healthcare Solutions 14 November, 2017

Helping Hands for Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas, Stericycle employees jumped into action, collecting donations of supplies, food and clothing and delivering them to effected team members. The company also set up a special Hurricane Harvey Fund—as an offshoot of its existing hardship program—to provide direct monetary assistance to team members in need. Stericycle employees contributed to the fund and the company matched those donations, raising more than $100,000 in just a few days.
 

Healthcare Solutions 06 November, 2017

Waste Segregation - Know What to Throw Where

When it comes to hazardous waste, organizations must be scrupulous about disposal. If these dangerous materials are not handled appropriately, they can be toxic to not only staff and patients, but also to the environment and surrounding community.
 

Healthcare Solutions 06 November, 2017

Key Takeaways from the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule went into effect May 30, 2017 and includes important tasks that hazardous waste generators—whether they produce small or large waste quantities—must complete.
 
Read more for a sampling of some the most significant new requirements.