Archive for the ‘Pharmaceutical TakeBack’ Category

By: Stericycle
Apr05

Virginia is the latest state to pass legislation for a statewide drug take back program. This legislation will go into effect July 1 and requires pharmacists to provide counseling on proper drug disposal. Additionally, Illinois held a hearing on March 27 to discuss an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill, House…

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By: Stericycle
Apr02

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (April 3, 2019) – Stericycle Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and regulated waste management solutions, has partnered with La Paz County to provide drug take back envelopes for the Arizona county’s upcoming Community Health Expo on Saturday, April 6. The Health Expo is sponsored by…

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By: Stericycle
Mar26

Bustle's Brandi Neal recently spoke with Stericycle Director of Governmental Affairs Wade Scheel about household hazardous waste best practices, as well as how Stericycle Environmental Solutions is combatting the nation’s opioid crisis with its drug take back solutions. "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers some leftover household products that can…

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By: Stericycle
Mar13

With the opioid crisis showing no signs of slowing down, several states are in the process of considering drug take back legislation, with some already being approved. Legislation proposals include implementing local pharmaceutical disposal programs, drug education programs, take back initiatives and more. Stericycle Environmental Solutions will continue to monitor…

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By: Stericycle
Dec03

As we reported back in November, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a Final Rule for the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals. It is anticipated that the EPA will now publish the final rule by the end of 2018. The final rule will cover most healthcare…

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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
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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