When the COVID-19 national emergency was declared in March 2020, many families dutifully followed stay-at-home orders. However, this led to a near immediate and notable decrease in routine childhood vaccinations, per the CDC. Two years later, the 2022 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is focusing on ensuring families get back on track (and stay on track) with their children’s well-child checkups and recommended vaccinations.
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Last updated on April 19, 2022

Your local environment has a significant impact on your health. Air pollution, water quality, safe neighborhoods, and access to healthcare are all important components of a community’s overall health and safety levels. Even small individual actions, like correctly disposing of unused/unwanted medications and used sharps, contribute to the community by preventing water contamination, drug diversion, and injuries/spread of disease from discarded needles.
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Last updated on March 18, 2022

This article is an update of the original published in 2017. Regulations change frequently. That’s why Sharps Compliance monitors updates and communicates any changes to its customers.

Did you know that there are different methods of transporting regulated medical wastes (RMW) for disposal: mailback programs and pickup services? For some customers, mailback is the more practical and economical option; for others, pickup service makes more sense. Several factors go into determining which option is the best.

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Home healthcare in the United States is experiencing a period of rapid growth and change. While providers and payers seek to improve outcomes while controlling costs, patients are receiving more advanced levels of in-home care. For example, “hospital at home” programs provide care that has traditionally required hospitalization. Industry analysts expect home infusion therapy to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% through 2030.

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