In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed concern that physicians were contributing to the opioid epidemic by over-prescribing the drugs. Recent evidence shows that doctors paid attention. In July, Blue Cross Blue Shield reported 2017 numbers showing fewer opioid prescriptions and an increase in new prescriptions meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chronic pain prescription guidelines.
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Sharps Compliance hosted an online town hall on Wednesday, October 24. Industry experts discussed the MedSafe medication disposal system with pharmacists interested in providing a disposal solution to their communities.
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Sharps Compliance has announced its Spring 2019 Scholarship Contest essay topic. Each semester Sharps Compliance awards three scholarships to students enrolled in accredited universities studying a healthcare-related major. The prize amounts are $1500, $1000, and $750 for first-, second-, and third-prize winners, respectively.
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Workplace safety is a serious issue that affects your bottom line. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that direct workers’ compensation claims cost US employers $1 billion each week. Unfortunately, in many companies, safety training and education begins and ends with a dusty bookshelf full of “safety manuals” and brightly colored “Safety First!” posters in the break room.
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Travel is stressful enough already. Add the challenge of used sharps disposal on a plane, bus, or secluded mountaintop and… Wait, that’s not stressful at all! Our travel-size sharps tubes go where you go and are there when you need them. They’re a portable, compact, secure, and affordable way to safely contain your used syringes and other sharps waste while traveling or even when out shopping.
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