Prescription Drug Take Back

National Take Back Day On October 27th of this year, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted its 16th National Take Back Day for prescription drugs. In cooperation with local law enforcement agencies across the nation, 914,236 lbs. (457.12 tons) of expired and unused prescription drugs were collected and properly disposed. This brings the total amount of prescription drug waste collected with this program ...
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Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal

    Shop For Disposal Options   Medical waste is generated daily by thousands of facilities across the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that, “Of the total amount of waste generated by health-care activities, about 85% is general, non-hazardous waste comparable to domestic waste. The remaining 15% is considered hazardous material that may be infectious, chemical or radioactive.” (1) Regardless of ...
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Four Types of Dental Waste

As a waste management and compliance company we often get asked by dentist “What are the different types of waste I am required to dispose of and show documentation for?” There are four main types of dental waste, and each comes with its own standard for proper disposal. In this post we will discuss the types of dental waste and their disposal methods: Amalgam Hazardous Pharmaceutical Regulated Medical Waste   Amalgam Waste ...
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The Opioid Crisis: How Pills Meant to Alleviate Pain Became an American Epidemic

Although pain relievers are prescribed to alleviate pain, some individuals find them to be the source of all their troubles—even the source of their death. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 116 Americans die from opioid-related drug overdoses each day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that opioid overdose deaths have increased over 30% in the last year, ...
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Hurricane Harvey Update: We're safe, and ready to service your needs.

To our customers: We are safe and available to you. Although our offices were also impacted by flooding and many of our staff had to be evacuated, PureWay Waste Compliance (Katy, TX) remains 100% operational and we are working with our out-of-state offices to ensure all orders get processed within 48 hours. As a waste compliance service, we will go the extra mile to assist our customers and those affected in the greater ...
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Massachusetts Mandates First Statewide Drug Take-Back Program

Massachusetts has become the first U.S. state to require pharmaceutical manufacturers to finance and manage a solution for consumers to safely dispose of unwanted or unused medications. This law is part of a drug abuse prevention bill that aligns with President Obama’s previously signed legislation allowing states to create take-back programs for prescription and over-the-counter medications. Not only will this law save the ...
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NEW EPA PROPOSAL ON PHARMACEUTICAL WASTE DISPOSAL

On August 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule regarding pharmaceutical waste disposal. This new proposal will affect hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, doctors’ offices, long-term care centers and reverse distributors; these healthcare facilities will not be allowed to flush pharmaceuticals classified as hazardous waste, such as chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, nicotine and certain ...
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