Waste Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Managing pharmaceutical waste is an integral component of the pharmaceutical industry, whether referring to pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, pharmacies, or healthcare facilities where physicians manage pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical waste comes in many different forms including chemicals from manufacturing, expired products such as pills, strips, patches and lozenges and liquid medications. Even individual …

Controlled Substance Destruction Matters: Here’s Why

When disposing of or destroying unused controlled substances, the method of controlled substance destruction matters for a couple of especially important reasons. Prior to regulations issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, and the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, flushing unused or expired medications down the drain was a typical practice …

Effective Pharmaceutical Waste Segregation at Source

Hospitals, healthcare facilities of all types, and even veterinary clinics that manage pharmaceuticals must have a plan for proper waste disposal that meets all regulatory concerns.   The EPA and the DEA regulate the proper handling of pharmaceutical waste on the federal level, although each facility is responsible for meeting all …

Compliant Portable Drug Disposal System

Properly disposing of pharmaceutical waste including controlled substances is critical to prevent environmental contamination and serious safety risks to health care workers and patients.  Hospitals and long-term care facilities are the largest contributors to improper pharmaceutical waste disposal and drug diversion.  It is estimated that more than 130 people die …

Legal Implications of an Inadequate CS Waste Program

It is important for all healthcare facilities to follow a proper controlled substance (CS) waste program to prevent drug diversion and environmental contamination.  Drugs defined as controlled substances are proven to have the potential for dependence or abuse and are regulated by the DEA with the Controlled Substances Act.  This …

CS Waste in the OR Setting

    Pharmaceutical waste management in hospital ORs is a challenging and complex topic that requires careful planning, procedures and compliance to many regulations.  Managing pharmaceutical waste in hospitals is critical to prevent drug diversion, environmental contamination and to protect staff and patient safety. There are three key issues to …

What’s the DEA’s position on disposal of pharmaceutical wastage?

Answer: DEA Disposal of Controlled Substances Brief: “Existing DEA regulations do not specify a standard to which controlled substances must be destroyed. With this final rule, the DEA is implementing a standard of destruction—nonretrievable—for registrants that destroy controlled substances, and procedures for the destruction of controlled substances. 21 CFR 1300.05 …

NEW PRO-Series line of products

RxDestroyer™ is proud to announce the launch of RxDestroyer PRO-Series™ Customers asked and our development team delivered. All-Purpose and Liquids versions of RxDestroyer™ are now available in our professional series packaging and dispensing system. New features include: Tethered Cap: Never drop or lose the cap again Site Gauge: Easily view …

Quality of Product Confirmed Through Testing

”I applaud RxDestroyer’s initiative to have quality testing performed and am very appreciative that you provide customers with this information.” Brittney Lodato, MPH Administrative Director JDJ Consulting JDJ Consulting is a pharmacy consulting company that serves the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland assisting Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Outpatient …

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