Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Why do we care

Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Why do we care

Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Why do we care about pharmaceutical waste? -To protect humans and the environment-increasing evidence of harm from even very small amounts

of some pharmaceuticals, particularly in fetal and newborn development -To be a good citizen/steward -To comply with our Code of Conduct and other applicable

Improper pharmaceutical disposal Avoid landfilling Landfills often leak over time and pharmaceuticals can enter groundwater Avoid drain disposal Many pharmaceuticals are not removed in water treatment processes Some of these persist in the

environment many are designed to not degrade HAZARDOUS PHARMACEUTICAL WASTE BLACK BIN DISPOSAL The Following Items Must Be Disposed of in The Black Bin Insulin Containing M-Creosol

Nicotine Products Insulin Detemir (Levamir) Insulin Aspart (Novolog) Insulin Glargine (Lantus) Novolog Mix Humilin Mix

Nicotine Patch (Habitrol, Nicotrol) Nicotine Nasal Spray (Nicotrol) Nicotine Inhaler (Nicotrol) Nitroglycerin Products Nitroglycerin Ointment (Nitro-Bid) Nitroglycerin Patch (Nitro-Dur) Nitroglycerin Sublingual Spray (Nitrolingual) Nitroglycerin IV Vials

Nitroglycerin ER Capsule Nitroglycerin Sublingual Tablet (Nitroquick) Warfarin Tablets/Coumadin Lindane Products Lindane Shampoo Lindane Lotion Silver Sulfadiazine Cream

Silver Nitrate Applicator/Stick Coal Tar Topical Solution Barium Erythromycin Topical Solution Clindamycin Topical Solution Selenium Sulfide Topical Solution Vaccines with Thimerosal DTaP (Tripedia)

DTaP-Hib (TriHIBlt) Td (DECAVAC) Tetanus Toxoid (Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed USP, Booster,Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed Adult Use) Influenza (FluLaval, Fluzone) Epinephrine Injection, Unused Proper disposal of

hazardous pharmaceutical waste: Reduce waste, when possible Over 2 million tons of waste every year from healthcare institutions Use appropriate sizes

if available (50mg package for a 50mg dose) Stock appropriate quantities and sizes of

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