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Proposed Standards for Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

Early this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. The proposed rule would apply to both healthcare facilities (including pharmacies) and reverse distributors. Previously, hazardous pharmaceutical waste at these facilities was managed … Continue reading

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Effective EPA Compliance for Healthcare

This is the third post in our 4-part blog series for the healthcare industry. To view part one, click here and part two, click here. We help our clients meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and we also help … Continue reading

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2013 Proposal to Address Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a proposal to create separate standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.  The proposal is a continuation of one created in December of 2008 to add hazardous waste pharmaceuticals to the Universal Waste Program.  This … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal and Best Management Practices (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of our series on Pharmaceutical Waste, we discussed the EPA Draft Proposal to add hazardous pharmaceutical wastes to the Universal Waste Rule.   In Part 2, we discuss methods for reducing the quantity of pharmaceutical wastes generated in … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal and Best Management Practices (Part 1 of 2)

In recent years, trace pharmaceutical wastes have been detected in waterways and drinking water in many metropolitan cities throughout this country.   The risks posed by these pollutants are not entirely known.   Of foremost concern are the potential for human resistance … Continue reading

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