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By: Stericycle
Sep06

As Hurricane Irma approaches our coastline, Stericycle Environmental Solutions wants to make sure your hazardous waste is properly stored and segregated to prevent harmful spills. If you are in the path of Hurricane Irma, we urge you take precautionary steps now to lessen the potential damages from this Category 5 storm.…

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By: Marcos Dominguez
Aug08

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] It is no secret that aerosol cans are ubiquitous in today’s society. According to the Consumer Aerosol Products Council, up to 1,500 kinds of products, from asthma inhalers to shaving cream and hair sprays, are packaged as aerosols. The U.S.…

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By: Stericycle
Jul11

Legislation addressing various pharmaceutical issues is moving forward in six U.S. states. Several new bills have passed in sessions and are in the process of being enacted, awaiting governor signature or are awaiting final enactment dates. The California State Board of Pharmacy formally adopted drug takeback regulations, allowing pharmacies to…

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By: Stericycle
Jul05

Georgia, Utah and West Virginia are the latest states to host public hearings on the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule and request comments. The deadlines for these states are as follows: Utah: July 3, 2017 West Virginia: July 6, 2017 Georgia: August 1, 2017 The majority of states are still…

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By: Stericycle
Jun27

As states continue to place a focus on unwanted medication collection policies, three additional states have recently moved forward with legislation regarding various pharmaceutical issues and takeback programs. Florida passed legislation, pending executive approval on July 1, 2017, that allows for patient care providers to properly dispose of controlled substances…

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By: Stericycle
Jun25

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 91 Americans die every day from opioid addiction and for every death, more than 30 others are admitted to the emergency room. Studies have also shown that these pain pills can become a gateway addiction to…

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By: Stericycle
Jun22

Several cities and counties in the state of California are considering local ordinances for the proper management and disposal of pharmaceuticals. Windsor and Sonoma City are considering the Sonoma County Safe Medicine and Sharps Disposal Program. Santa Barbara County is also considering an EPR program, which is subject to county…

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By: Stericycle
Jun19

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and RILA asked the EPA to reclassify products with low levels of nicotine during a public meeting held May 9, 2017 by the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management. While testifying individually, both organizations asked the EPA to reclassify nicotine products as…

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By: Stericycle
Jun14

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) recently proposed new rules to create a statewide pharmaceutical collection program. This takeback program would provide proper product disposal options only for residents, not businesses. Pharmaceuticals, including unused or expired prescription drugs, controlled substances and other pharmaceutical products, would be collected at approved takeback…

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By: Stericycle
Jun07

INDIANAPOLIS (June 7, 2017) – Stericycle Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and regulated waste management solutions, announces today that its pharmaceutical consumer TakeBack suite received a Top Product of the Year Award at the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. Stericycle’s pharmaceutical consumer TakeBack suite, consisting of Seal&Send…

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