White paper helps hospitals avoid fines

In recent months, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) began inspecting and citing hospitals for improper disposal of pharmaceutical hazardous waste. Pharmaceuticals are sometimes overlooked as a source of hazardous waste in hospital pharmacies and patient care areas and may be improperly combined with biohazardous medical waste.

The white paper outlines six essential components for developing an effective and compliant Hazardous Waste Drug Program, and provides insight into practical implementation strategies.

This white paper will be applicable to those that work with and dispose of hazardous pharmaceuticals in hospitals.

To download the white paper, visit www.eheinc.com/hazpharmawaste.htm.