Archive for the ‘Pharmaceutical TakeBack’ Category

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
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
Sep11

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is looking to modify regulations for its Merchandise Return Service (MRS), which is used for several mailback products offered by Stericycle Environmental Solutions. USPS released a proposed rule to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to provide…

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By: Stericycle
Sep05

Several states are in the process of considering state pharmaceutical takeback legislation, including local drug disposal programs, drug education programs and takeback initiatives. More have moved through committees and are at final stages, however, many state legislatures have ended. Stericycle Environmental Solutions will continue to monitor the progress as legislation…

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By: Stericycle
Aug28

As we first reported back in November, Stericycle Inc. has partnered with the National Safety Council (NSC) as the exclusive medication disposal partner for its “Stop Everyday Killers” national campaign addressing the opioid epidemic. The opioid crisis is the most fatal drug epidemic in U.S. history. With opioid-related overdoses reaching…

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By: Stericycle
Aug10

In recent years, abuse, fatal overdoses and poisonings from prescription and over-the-counter medications have become a nationwide epidemic. In Washington state, poisoning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death with more than 90 percent of poisoning deaths due to drug overdoses. For these reasons, HB 1047 was proposed in…

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By: Stericycle
Jul12

On June 19, 2018, House Rule 5687, the “SOUND Disposal and Packaging Act,” was passed by the House of Representatives and referred to the Senate. H.R.5687 directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to work with manufacturers to establish programs for efficient return or destruction of unused Schedule II or…

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By: Stericycle
Jul01

Several states are in the process of considering state pharmaceutical takeback legislation, including local drug disposal programs, drug education programs, and takeback initiatives. More have moved through committees and are at final stages, however, many state legislatures have ended. We will continue to monitor the progress as legislation moves forward,…

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