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Why Trace Chemotherapy Waste Requires Incineration

Kevin Webber - Nov 17, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Although it’s an extremely critical procedure for treating cancer and other medical conditions, chemotherapy produces one of the most dangerous wastes in the medical world.

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Chemotherapy Waste Disposal: Is Your Cancer Treatment Center Compliant?

Kevin Webber - Oct 27, 2021 8:04:00 AM

If your Alabama or Tennessee cancer treatment facility provides chemotherapy treatments to patients, it generates waste which needs to be disposed of according to strict regulations. The proper packaging, transportation, and ultimate chemo waste disposal in each state ensures your treatment center remains compliant with all federal and state guidelines and regulations, including using incineration as the method of disposal.

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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal and Proper Labeling

Kevin Webber - Oct 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM

Pharmaceuticals are an essential component of modern healthcare. They help patients recover more quickly and painlessly and are frequently used to better manage chronic medical conditions. Safe pharmaceutical handling and disposal are key to proper pharma waste management, which is governed by strict and sometimes confusing regulations.

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Does Your Medical Waste Provider Properly Dispose of Pharmaceutical Waste?

Kevin Webber - Sep 29, 2021 8:30:00 AM

The proper disposal of pharmaceutical waste is crucial for any medical facility, as it ensures, among other things, that you’ve complied with local, state, and federal pharmaceutical waste regulations. The pharma waste collection, treatment, and disposal provider you work with should have extensive experience providing pharmaceutical waste services.

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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 Pharma Puzzle – Dealing with Pharmaceutical Waste

Kevin Webber - Aug 29, 2019 8:29:00 AM

Dealing with pharmaceutical waste properly is very important, since getting it wrong can cause harm to people, animals and the environment, and can also have legal consequences for your facility. However, proper management of pharma waste can also be a very complicated and confusing process, given the number and complexity of state and federal regulations that apply to it. So what do you need to know to help ensure that you’re dealing with waste in a safe and compliant manner?

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Pharmaceutical Listed Waste and Why it’s Dangerous

Kevin Webber - Aug 22, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Pharmaceutical waste is one of the more complex categories of medical waste in terms of the regulations and procedures that govern its' proper segregation and disposal. There is good reason for this, since pharmaceutical waste, particularly listed waste, has the potential to be very harmful to people, animals and the environment. Given these facts, it is clearly quite important for those who hold administrative positions in healthcare or pharmacy settings to be well-informed on the details of these waste streams. So here, we’ll go over the basics on pharmaceutical listed waste and why it’s dangerous.

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Medical and Hazardous Waste in the Lab Setting: What You and Your Staff Need to Know

Kevin Webber - Mar 26, 2019 10:44:16 AM

If you are a lab manager or administrator, you are certainly aware that a significant portion of the waste generated by your staff throughout the typical workday falls under the category of regulated waste. That, of course, means that your laboratory waste must be handled according to the standards and guidelines laid out by federal and state regulations. So what do you and your staff need to know to ensure that your lab remains in compliance with those regulations in the handling of medical and hazardous waste?

Topics: Regulated Medical Waste- Hazardous Waste- Pharmaceutical Waste- Sharps Waste

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Pharmacies and Medical Pharmaceutical Waste: What You Need to Know to Protect the Environment and Your Business

Kevin Webber - Feb 22, 2019 8:29:00 AM

The average neighborhood pharmacy generates a good amount of medical and pharmaceutical waste, and the amount and types of waste they generate has been steadily increasing in recent years as their roles in their communities expand. While those roles were once largely limited to filling prescriptions and selling over-the-counter medications and other health-related merchandise, many are branching out to provide other services.

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