Pharmaceutical Waste Management

Pharmacist Speaking to Customer at Counter

Every day healthcare organizations dispense a broad spectrum of medications. An essential yet often overlooked aspect of this drug delivery process is how to handle unused medications. Perhaps a patient only requires a portion of a standard dose, leaving some leftover, or the organization does not use all of its stock before the expiration dates. Whatever the reason that drugs remain, organizations must have strong processes in place for safely and adequately disposing of these items to keep patients, staff and the community safe. Follow these four steps to set up a solid program for effective drug disposal:

  • Determine what you have

  • Obtain the appropriate containers

  • Decide where to place the containers

  • Provide staff training

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