The Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 is the section of the CFR that addresses the Environmental Protection Association’s mission of protecting the environment and human health. Parts of CFR 40 which relate to pharmaceutical hazardous waste include parts 262, 262, 264, 265, 266, 268, 270, and 273, the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine. The EPA has the authority to control hazardous waste from cradle to grave as part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, RCRA, regulating the treatment, storage, generation, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.
CFR title 40 adds regulations for disposal of pharmaceutical waste from reverse distributors and healthcare facilities, including animal clinics and correctional facilities. Hazardous medical waste must meet these sets of standards as well as any local, tribal and state regulations, which must be at least as stringent as federal regulations.
The code of federal regulations title 40 eliminates the dual regulations of the DEA controlled substances and RCRA hazardous pharmaceutical waste. These most recent regulations prohibit flushing of hazardous pharmaceutical waste as a means of disposal for registrants.
CFR Title 40 Compliance Solutions
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Our easy to use drug disposal system is federally compliant to DEA and EPA regulations, including CFR 21 and CFR 40. Our patented solution begins to neutralize mediations instantly rendering them non-retrievable, preventing drug diversion and environmental contamination. We never require contracts, our products do not require batteries or added water and in most states can be disposed of in the common trash.
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