Sharps Compliance, Inc. announces its Spring 2018 scholarship essay contest. Each semester Sharps awards first, second, and third prize winners $1500, $1000, and $750, respectively. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be accepted to or currently enrolled at an accredited university in healthcare-related studies.
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On October 28, 2017, local communities across the county will participate in the 14th “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day“. The Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement organizations coordinate Take Back Day events every April and October. The goal is two-fold: reduce the potential for misuse of unused prescription medications and educate the public about safe drug disposal methods.
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Americans are taking more and more prescription drugs, both legally and illegally, and communities across the country are struggling to deal with the health, financial, and environmental effects. A particular hot-button issue is the safe disposal of expired and unwanted medication. Currently, stakeholders including pharmaceutical manufacturers, product stewardship organizations, federal, state, and local governments, individual pharmacies, and other healthcare entities are working to develop solutions. Medical waste disposal companies who are also reverse distributors like Sharps Compliance are playing a major role to assist these groups in the proper containment, transport, and destruction of unused pharmaceuticals.
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Prescription Drug Disposal”
Did you know that there are different methods of transporting regulated medical wastes for disposal: mail-back programs and pick-up services? For some customers, mail-back is the more practical and economical option; where for others, pick-up service makes more sense. There are several factors that go into determining which option is the best. The most common include:
- Regulatory considerations
- Types and volumes of regulated wastes
- Pick-up service contracts
- Cost of transport
Both state and federal regulations can be among the largest determining factors in the decision of whether to use mail-back systems or pick-up service for the transport and disposal of regulated wastes for your facility. Regulations define the following:
- Type of wastes that can be transported via mail
- What category of generator may utilize mail-back systems
- How wastes must be packaged and labeled
- mount of time waste can be stored prior to disposal
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The deadline for Sharps Compliance’s MedSafe Promotion is July 31. We are running a contest for a chance to win one of twenty MedSafe medication disposal collection receptacles along with a year’s worth of inner liners.
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