Secure Disposal of Controlled Substances Is Critical
The safe and secure disposal of expired medications is a key strategy to prevent drug diversion, accidental ingestion, and pollution. Rendering controlled substances non-retrievable provides for a safe and secure disposal of controlled substances and is a compliant method of destruction in accordance with DEA 21 CFR.
Prevent Drug Diversion
Drug diversion is the unintended use or misuse of prescription medication, specifically controlled substances, and is one of the biggest factors that contributes to the opioid epidemic in the US. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that nearly 130 people die from an overdose every day in the U.S. In addition to developing a safer alternative for nonaddictive pain medications, the safe and secure disposal of controlled substances and pharmaceutical waste is critical to prevent drug diversion.
Prevent Accidental Ingestion
By safely disposing of medication waste including controlled substances you can prevent accidental ingestion by children, pets, or senior citizens.
Prevent Environmental Contamination
Securely disposing of pharmaceutical waste also prevents environmental contamination and pollution in water supplies and waterways. Pharmaceuticals in our waterways are of increasing concern with most states having “no flushing” rules of any pharmaceuticals. Healthcare facilities, hospitals, long-term care, and correctional facilities must follow strict pharmaceutical waste management and disposal policies, especially the safe and secure disposal of controlled substances which meet DEA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
DEA 21 CFR 1300
The DEA issued the Code of Federal Regulations, 21 CFR 1300, Parts CFR Parts 1300, 1301, 1304, 1305,1307, and 1317 that went into effect on Sep 9th, 2014. Non-retrievable waste disposal of controlled substances is important for many reasons and meets DEA regulations for compliance. 21 CFR part 1317.19, page 53548 details the results required for Incineration and Chemical Digestion Destruction Methods which are non-retrievable.
Rendering pharmaceuticals non-retrievable permanently alters the physical and chemical condition of the controlled substance through irreversible means, which renders them unusable and unavailable for drug diversion. With a DEA compliant chemical digestion product like Rx Destroyer™, the state of controlled substances is chemically altered to make it safe for disposal in many cases into common trash. All facility, local, state, and tribal regulations must be followed. C2R Global Manufacturing is the manufacturer of Rx Destroyer™, and also offers waste-haulers and mail-back options for compliant and convenient drug disposal turnkey solutions.
DEA Compliant Controlled Substance Disposal Solutions
C2R Global Manufacturing offers the Rx Destroyer™ pharmaceutical waste disposal product line which meets DEA 21 CFR regulations for compliance. Our experienced team can help you to understand the key aspects for DEA compliant controlled substance disposal practices. Our easy to use products meet DEA regulations for rendering medications non-retrievable through chemical digestion.
The patented, fast-acting formula in Rx Destroyer™ neutralizes controlled substances quickly, meeting DEA regulations to render them non-retrievable. By implementing these simple to use products as part of a controlled substance disposal policy which includes strict inventory controls and a chain of custody “from cradle to grave”, facilities can protect themselves, their staff and patients. Witness logs should be maintained to help prevent the occurrence of drug diversion in healthcare facilities and any DEA registered facility.
C2R Global Manufacturing offers turnkey pharmaceutical waste management solutions including Rx Destroyer™ easy to use products and knowledge of industry best practices. We offer DEA consulting services through our valued partner GTC Consulting, in addition to assistance with waste haulers and mail back programs. Contact us to learn more about DEA compliance for controlled substance disposal with fast acting chemical digestion that renders medications non-retrievable.