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EPA pharmaceutical waste rule examined

EPA pharmaceutical waste rule examined

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed steps to streamline the process surrounding the disposal and handling of hazardous pharmaceutical waste for all health care facilities that dispense pharmaceuticals as set forth by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). While the intent of the proposed rule is fundamentally solid, it raises several red flags

Trade groups weigh in on waste management regs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has joined other retail trade associations in commenting on proposed updates to the Environmental Protection Agency’s waste management regulations. Those rules could affect the way retailers handle their unsold consumer products and pharmaceuticals. NACDS — together with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the Food