Don’t Get Shutdown by the EPA
A vast array of pharmaceuticals have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 Million Americans.* To help reduce the impact of pharmaceutical waste on the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon be releasing a Final Rule on the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. While the new regulations have not been officially released, here are the highlights of the proposed rule and potential impacts on health care facilities.
*Associated Press Study “Pharmawater I” — 2015
**”DEA Releases New Rules That Create Convenient But Safe and Secure Prescription Drug Disposal Options” — DEA, September 8, 2014
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Get Compliant with Pharmaceutical Waste Regulations
The disposal of medication, pharmaceuticals and their components are regulated by federal and local regulations or laws. Understanding which regulations apply to you may depend on your type of business, your volume of pharmaceutical waste, and the specific type of wastes. Stericycle’s programs are designed to meet the regulatory requirements that apply to you and the pharmaceutical waste you generate. We have developed simple pharmaceutical programs that help you identify your controlled substance wastes, hazardous wastes, and other drug wastes to make sure that each is disposed of properly.