Healthcare providers are faced with unique challenges when it comes to handling and disposing of pharmaceutical waste. Nurses and healthcare workers handling controlled substances have responsibilities under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) including maintaining a properly documented chain of custody. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is tasked with enforcing the CSA and addressing concerns with inventory management and regulatory compliance.
Maintaining a controlled substance chain of custody is critical for the safety of patients and healthcare workers as well as reducing liability to the organization. Drug diversion is not always easy to detect, especially with the numerous access points in the chain of custody for controlled substances (CS). CS waste is a critical access point that must be strictly monitored with employees disposing of CS waste according to an organization’s policies and procedures and with compliance to DEA drug disposal regulations.
The frequency of drug diversion has increased amidst the national opioid epidemic, with healthcare workers at a high risk for addiction and drug diversion without a solid controlled substance chain of custody and CS waste program.
Rx Destroyer™ Provides a DEA Compliant CS Waste Solution
Rx Destroyer™ offers DEA compliant pharmaceutical waste disposal solutions, with convenient drug disposal containers, training and implementation and full DEA compliance consulting services. Our customers appreciate our industry knowledge of best practices as well as how to maintain compliance to DEA CS waste disposal and Environmental Protection Association (EPA) regulations.
Our drug disposal products provide a solution to prevent drug diversion with a patented formula that instantly neutralizes medications on contact. We partner with one of the best DEA consulting firms in the country, GTC Consulting, offering industry specializations and compliance consulting services.
Rx Destroyer™ helps hospitals, pharmacies, correctional facilities, nursing homes, EMS services and more to maintain compliance to CS waste disposal regulations. We are committed to saving water and saving lives, one prescription at a time.
Rx Destroyer™ is recognized for our industry expertise and for providing safe, easy and affordable drug disposal solutions. We assist our clients with full DEA and EPA pharmaceutical waste compliance and are committed to helping institutions better manage pharmaceutical waste. Contact us to learn more about maintaining the proper controlled substance chain of custody for compliant drug disposal solutions.