Our Blog | Medical Waste and the Healthcare Industry
As workers in the field of medical waste management, as well as providers and contractors of the healthcare industry at large, we feel a responsibility to do much more than simply provide you with our listed services. Part of our goal as a company is not only to do dangerous jobs, such as biohazard waste disposal, but also to help increase understanding of these services as together we strive for more efficient and sustainable practices. We strive to provide you with information and posts from the medical and pharmaceutical industries that can help inform your decisions, not just on medical waste but on the healthcare industry more broadly.
There is a VAPING CRISIS currently underway! A new, swiftly manifesting, life threatening illness has been linked to Vaping. Are you at risk? Put down the e-cigarette and get some information before putting it back in your mouth. As of October 1st, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (the CDC)... read more
Mylan Pharmaceuticals initiates voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of Alprazolam tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, due to the potential of foreign substance. Summary Company Announcement Date: October 25, 2019 FDA Publish Date: October 26, 2019 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Potential presence of foreign substance Company Name: Mylan... read more
Hazardous, Restricted and Perishable Mail When we think of a mailman having a bad day, we usually imagine an aggressive dog at one of the delivery addresses or a long block, heavy packages, and a heat wave. We don’t usually think of severe bodily injury and hospital stays. But the... read more
TDBBS LLC Voluntary Recalls: Pig Ear Pet Treats; No Illnesses Reported; Strictly Precautionary. This product was shipped to customers between April 22, 2019, and August 13, 2019. Customers should dispose of any USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack and USA Thick Pig Ear 20 Pack from these shipments. This recall is the result of routine... read more
Ridge Properties, LLC, issued a recall of 4% lidocaine topical cream & liquid gel products like PRE-TAT and SUPERIOR Pain and Itch Relief, sold at the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to Microbiological Contamination and Superpotency. These products are used as a topical anesthetic and are packaged... read more
The DEA held its 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27, 2019. The idea of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is to provide a convenient, responsible, and safe way to get rid of unused or unwanted prescription drugs. It is also a way of spreading... read more
On May 6, 2019, Vivimed Life Sciences put out another recall for losartan. The American Health Packaging recall of valsartan on March 7, 2019, the 75th recall of blood pressure medication since the initial contamination occurred. The problem with the contamination of blood pressure medication has gotten so widespread that... read more
"Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP, 25mg, 50mg, And 100mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts Of N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-Amino Butyric Acid (NMBA) Impurity Found in The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)". We have been following recall notices about blood pressure drugs valsartan... read more
The opioid crisis is still one of the most critical public health challenges of our time period. The death toll is still rising. An estimated 130 people are dying from opioid-related overdose every day. The Department of Health and Human Services released a plan for dealing with the opioid crisis... read more
Three lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, are being recalled by Tris Pharma. These lots had potentially higher concentrations of ibuprofen in the bottles. It is possible that infants, who are more susceptible to slight variations in potency, may suffer adverse side... read more
Last week, a MedSafe Drug Drop-off box became available in Liberal, Kansas. A ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Liberal Chamber of Commerce took place for the MedSafe box, and officials with the Liberal Area Coalition for Families, including director Sarah Foreman, were on hand for the presentation. The box... read more
Florida is suing Walgreens and CVS, two of the largest drugstore chains in the nation, among other opioid distributors and producers, for their role in the opioid epidemic. The state is alleging that Walgreens and CVS added to the national opioid crisis and to the Florida state opioid crisis by... read more
Medical and Pharmaceutical News at MedWaste Management
Our stories concern a wide variety of topics within the medical industry, from long-term crises to the most recent developments. Our blog is dedicated to staying on top of the news as it pertains to medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and even over-the-counter drugs that are in a state of recall. We are, after all, a medical waste company, and we make it our business to keep our customers and the public at large informed to make sure they stay safe when potentially exposed to dangerous materials. The purpose of our posts is to spread awareness and to encourage sustainable and safe biohazard waste disposal habits.
Medical Waste Disposal at MedWaste Management
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