Pharmacy Solutions Retail and Home Infusion

For years, it was common practice at many pharmacies to simply discard unwanted medications down the drain.

The results of this activity, along with other sources of environmental contamination, are now becoming apparent, as traces of pharmaceuticals are showing up in ground, surface, and drinking water across the country.

That’s why, when it comes to disposing of pharmaceutical waste, it’s no longer business as usual. Pharmacies are under increased scrutiny as federal and state authorities become increasingly active insuring that pharmacies are properly segregating and disposing of their pharmaceutical waste.

Clearly there is new urgency for having procedures in place to estafblish compliance. Waste Management’s PharmEcology® Services can greatly simplify the process, making it relatively simple to become fully compliant.

Retail Pharmacies

Are members of your staff familiar with waste disposal regulations for all the pharmaceutical products you carry? Do they know the hazardous waste status of prescription and over-the-counter drugs alike? Do you have policies in place that specify proper disposal methods for pharmaceutical products damaged in shipment? What about unclaimed products, such as reconstituted antibiotics? There’s also the matter of returned consumer vials that contain Protected Health Information (PHI). What should you do with them?

The list goes on. There’s so much that retail pharmacies need to know in order to manage and dispose of pharmaceutical waste in compliance with applicable regulations. Rely on these tools from Waste Management’s PharmEcology® Services to simplify the process and guide you every step of the way.

PharmE® Inventory Analysis

Do you know the hazardous waste classification of every pharmaceutical product you carry? With our proprietary Inventory Analysis, you can have a complete analysis of your entire pharmaceutical inventory at your fingertips within days.

PharmE® Waste Wizard®

Are you maintaining your waste classifications as new products are purchased? Use our patented Waste Wizard to search our online database of more than 170,000 pharmaceutical products. Search by NDC number, product name, generic name or ingredient. 

Home-Infusion Pharmacies

As a home-infusion pharmacist, you have unique challenges in complying with hazardous waste disposal regulations. Unused concentrated selenium and chromium, specialized IV compounds, chemotherapy, used sharps – these are just some of the items that require your close attention to ensure they are safely and appropriately disposed.

Rely on Waste Management’s PharmEcology® Services for expert guidance. Our tools simplify the process of properly segregating and disposing of hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste and strengthen your compliance \ efforts.

PharmE® Inventory Analysis

Do you know the hazardous waste classification of every pharmaceutical product you carry? With our proprietary Inventory Analysis, you can have a complete analysis of your entire pharmaceutical inventory at your fingertips within days.

PharmE® Waste Wizard®

Are you maintaining your waste categorizations as new products are purchased? Use our patented Waste Wizard to search our online database of more than 170,000 pharmaceutical products. Search by NDC number, product name, generic name or ingredient. 

Services are provided by PharmEcology Services, WM Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a Waste Management company.