Waste Disposal & Compliance Blog

Looking for tips and advice for waste disposal and compliancy? Find the latest news and information about biohazarous waste, HIPAA, OSHA and more from the Stericycle blog.

Healthcare Solutions 11 April, 2018

Stericycle, Inc. Partners With National Safety Council To Bring Opioid Crisis Campaign To The White House

CHICAGO (April 11, 2018) Stericycle team members are joining with the National Safety Council today on the Ellipse in President’s Park, to unveil Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis.  The memorial is free and will be open to the public from April 12 – 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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.
 

Corporate 13 November, 2017

Dedicated to protecting what matters

Stericycle CEO and President Charlie Alutto provides insight into Stericycle’s services and ongoing commitment and involvement to improving local communities and the environment.
 

Healthcare Solutions 14 June, 2017

Untangling California’s Complex Regulatory Environment

This blog provides insight into the factors that differentiate Stericycle from other potential vendors, particularly for the highly regulated California markets.
 

Healthcare Solutions 10 April, 2017

How to Reduce Drug Diversion and Improve Controlled Substance Disposal

A hospital using Stericycle’s CsRx™ Controlled Substance Waste Service was featured in Pharmacy Purchasing & Products.

Healthcare Solutions 20 March, 2017

New White Paper: Getting a Handle on Drug Disposal?

Many healthcare organizations might be aware of some of the key tenets of proper drug disposal, but it is essential that healthcare organizations implement a solid program to prevent negative environmental impacts.

Corporate 28 February, 2017

Ensuring Proper Drug Disposal within Your Healthcare Facility

Due to its complexity, there is often confusion around the “who, what, where and why” of pharmaceutical waste disposal. In this interview, Kathryn Evans—national director at Stericycle—answers some frequently asked questions about the topic.
 

Healthcare Solutions 23 February, 2017

Drug Diversion Prevention with Proper Prescription Drug Disposal

“Proper Drug Disposal Protects Patients, Caregivers,” makes a link between diversion and proper waste stream management practices for pharmaceuticals.

Healthcare Solutions 20 December, 2016

Controlled Substance Management in Healthcare

Many different types of regulations face hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Healthcare Solutions 01 September, 2016

Talking Trash: Ensuring Proper Waste Disposal

Healthcare organizations generate a lot of waste—think regulated medical waste, hazardous drugs and even secure documents.

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