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By: Stericycle
Nov09

Stericycle, Inc., a leading provider of essential and highly specialized compliance-based solutions, has joined the National Safety Council (NSC) as the exclusive medication disposal partner for its “Stop Everyday Killers” national education campaign addressing the opioid epidemic. The opioid crisis is the most fatal drug epidemic in U.S. history. With…

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By: Stericycle
Oct26

Waste360’s Mallory Szczepanski recently spoke with Stericycle CEO Charlie Alutto to discuss how Stericycle Environmental Solutions is combatting the nation’s opioid crisis with its drug takeback solutions. Alutto explained the company’s mission to minimize the improper disposal of pharmaceuticals and keep opioids out of the hands of abusers. With the…

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By: Stericycle
Oct12

As always, we are closely monitoring the latest EPA updates impacting the management of hazardous waste. EPA continues work on the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, work with retail groups and will release additional guidance on Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. Here are three of the latest hazardous waste regulations updates…

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By: Stericycle
Sep22

While most state legislatures are out of session at this time, New Jersey and South Carolina are two of the latest U.S. states to move forward with pharmaceutical legislation. New Jersey Passed legislation, effective October 19, 2017, that allows hospice care programs to accept unwanted prescription medication from patient/resident no…

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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: Stericycle
Aug08

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. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it has been…

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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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