The deadline to submit essays for Sharps Compliance’s scholarship contest is quickly approaching. The contest is open to college students studying a healthcare-related major at an accredited college or university.
This semester’s topic asks applicants to discuss hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and the EPA’s new pharmaceutical rule.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized a new rule on pharmaceutical management, Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals. One tenet of the new rule eliminates the intentional sewering of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals (HWP). Why is stopping this practice in the healthcare sector so important? Please promote discussion on stopping the sinking and trashing of all pharmaceutical waste in your response.