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By: Stericycle
Nov20

On Oct. 24, President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan bill to fight the opioid crisis into law. The bill, called SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (House Resolution 6), packages dozens of smaller proposals sponsored by hundreds of lawmakers, including a bill that would provide grants to incentivize medication takeback…

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By: Stericycle
Nov15

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a Final Rule for the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals. The EPA will now publish the Final Rule by the end of 2018. The original proposed rule asked to establish a sector-specific set of regulations for the management of hazardous…

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By: Stericycle
Nov12

This week we will be exhibiting at the Clean Gulf Conference in New Orleans, LA where we will be showcasing our services in: Hazardous Waste Transportation & Disposal Emergency Response Remediation & Field Services Stop by booth 336 and meet our team (Dave Nelson, Jody DeLuca, Bruce Trubee, Dale Hampton,…

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By: Stericycle
Nov08

As Hawaii becomes latest state to adopt the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule and as states and territories continue to analyze the rule, we are continuing to monitor their latest rulemaking activity. Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule:…

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By: Stericycle
Oct08

The Senate passed comprehensive opioids legislation with bipartisan support on Oct. 3, sending it to the White House. The legislation packages dozens of smaller proposals sponsored by hundreds of lawmakers, including a bill that would provide grants to incentivize medication takeback programming in up to five states. This takeback portion…

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By: Stericycle
Oct04

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 212, establishing a comprehensive statewide takeback system for sharps and medications. California is the first state to create a comprehensive, producer-funded takeback program to provide safe and convenient disposal options for both home-generated pharmaceutical drugs and sharps waste. A traditional Extended…

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By: Stericycle
Oct01

Immense support from staff and patients has enabled all five New York hospitals that participated in a recent drug take-back pilot program, supported by Stericycle Environmental Solutions, to continue collecting unused pharmaceuticals for safe disposal. Together, the hospitals collected nearly 1,600 pounds of unwanted over-the-counter and prescription drugs during the six-month…

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By: Stericycle
Sep28

On Sept. 25, 2018, the House of Representatives reauthorized the Pandemic and All Hazardous Preparedness Act (PAHPRA) – or HR 6378 – and is now awaiting further consideration from Senate. The passage of the bill marks its third reauthorization. The purpose of the legislation is to improve the nation’s public…

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By: Stericycle
Sep26

As states and territories continue to analyze the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, we are continuing to monitor their latest rulemaking activity. Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule: Where the Rule is in Effect: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia,…

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By: Stericycle
Sep20

As states and territories continue to analyze the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, we are continuing to monitor their latest rulemaking activity. Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule: Where the Rule is in Effect: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia,…

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