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By: Stericycle
Mar14
In 2012, Alameda, Calif. passed the first pharmaceutical takeback ordinance in the nation. The Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to fund and manage the safe collection and disposal of unused medications. Since this initial legislation was passed, many other counties and states across the country have introduced similar…
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By: Stericycle
Mar10
In September 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented a ban on 19 chemicals typically found in over-the-counter antibacterial soaps, including the most commonly used ingredients – triclosan and triclocarban. Manufacturers were ultimately unable to demonstrate that the ingredients were both safe for long-term daily use and more…
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By: Stericycle
Mar08
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) refers to the policy approach under which producers are given a significant responsibility for the treatment and/or disposal of post-consumer products. Some bills are still in the very early stages, but the following states are considering the implementation of EPR programs: Programs for the management of…
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