This is an update of the article originally published on October 9, 2014. Regulations change frequently. That’s why Sharps Compliance monitors updates and communicates any changes to its customers.
On September 9, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Agency published the Disposal of Controlled Substances Final Rule, which went into effect on October 9, 2014. This new rule allowed registered collectors to place DEA-compliant drug collection receptacles in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) for the collection and disposal of ultimate-user controlled substances (Schedules II-V). Continue reading “Disposal of Controlled and Non-Controlled Medications in Long-Term Care Communities”
This is an update of the article originally published on November 3, 2015. Regulations change frequently. That’s why Sharps Compliance monitors updates and communicates any changes to its customers.
Nurses practicing in senior care have very busy work schedules. From caring for residents to distributing medications and updating records, their days can become overwhelming. One of the most important tasks is the disposal of unused medication.
Continue reading “Cost-Effective Medication Disposal in Long-Term Care”
The EPA’s new rule regarding pharmaceutical waste disposal means that many long-term care (LTC) facilities will have to change their current practices and train employees on the new regulations. In an interview with McKnight’s Long Term Care News, Sharps Compliance’s Director of Regulatory Compliance, Wanda Lingner, explains how the new EPA rule will affect senior living facilities.
Continue reading “New Video Puts the Spotlight on Medication Disposal in Long-Term Care Facilities”
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Americans filled over 3.7 billion prescriptions at retail pharmacy locations in 2018, and that number should rise as our population ages and more people are diagnosed with chronic conditions. Both groups are statistically more likely to take more medications, so the need for safe and convenient disposal options is growing. At Sharps Compliance, we’re meeting that challenge by offering safe medication disposal solutions to ultimate users.
Continue reading “INFOGRAPHIC: Simple and Safe Medication Disposal Solutions from Sharps Compliance”
In 2008, public health officials were startled when water quality
studies found that 46
million Americans had trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in their drinking
water. They noted that many localities didn’t test drinking water for
pharmaceutical residues, so even more people could potentially be affected.
These findings led to calls for more testing, public education, and safer, more
secure drug disposal options. Continue reading “How MedSafe & TakeAway Systems Support Sustainable, Safe Drug Disposal”