40 CFR and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Nearly two decades ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began raising awareness to the public about the concerning level of pharmaceuticals present in the environment, specifically in our drinking water.  A pharmacy or hospital may have thousands of distinct pharmaceutical materials in their inventory at any time which could easily …

Regulated Medical Waste Disposal: Drugs Included

Disposing of medical waste requires proper methods of destruction to meet regulations with the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, and Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.  Managing pharmaceutical waste for proper and regulated disposal can be confusing as facilities must follow all federal, state, local and tribal regulations in addition to specific policies …

Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 : Do You have To Comply?

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 …