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Pharma Waste Handling in Nursing Homes

Kevin Webber - Apr 23, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Whether it’s pill bottles, syringes, or medicine tablets, pharmaceutical waste at nursing homes can consist of sensitive or hazardous material. You need the right systems in place to segregate and manage it properly for the sake of safety and compliance. Read on to learn the consequences of improper pharma waste disposal at nursing homes and best practices for managing that waste.

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Pharma: Controlled or Not Controlled, That is the Question

Kevin Webber - Nov 7, 2019 6:52:05 AM

There are a lot of pharmaceuticals on the market today, which can certainly make it difficult to be sure your facility is managing pharmaceutical waste properly. Perhaps the most important thing to be clear on when it comes to pharma waste is the difference between how controlled pharmaceutical drugs and non-controlled ones must be handled as they become waste products. Here we’ll outline the basics on this topic, as well as the potential consequences – including the legal, environmental and public safety implications – of handling them improperly.

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The Basics of Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

Kevin Webber - Feb 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Pharmaceutical waste is a source of concern for many medical facilities, so how do you manage it effectively? While most types of regulated medical waste fall into broad and generally applicable categories, pharmaceutical waste is more complex.

With a wide variety of highly specific stipulations, waste-type categories, and exclusions, how can busy administrators ensure their facilities stay in compliance while maintaining efficient operations?

Fortunately, you can ensure your medical facility meets its obligations by familiarizing yourself with the various types of regulated pharmaceutical products and partnering with a fully certified and permitted medical waste service provider.

Here’s what you need to know about the basics of pharmaceutical waste.

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