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.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will be taking unwanted or expired medication on Friday, December 14th. Deputies will be collecting medication from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Augusta at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Deputies will be outside of the main entrance of the hospital. The drug take back event... read more
On October 26, 2017, President Trump announced that his Administration was declaring the opioid crisis a national Public Health Emergency under federal law, effective immediately. “I am directing all executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis,” the President said. Declaring the Opioid Crisis a... read more
State Senator Patty Ritchie and Oswego Health are offering a community event where people can safely dispose of their unused and unwanted medications, including prescription and narcotic medicines. The event will be held from 2pm - 4pm, Thursday, Decemebr 13th, in the lobby of Oswego Hospital at 110 W 6th... read more
The office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and its Mobile Operations Center will visit Kokomo Friday to hold a prescription drug takeback event. The public is invited to the event, which will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at Ivy Tech Kokomo, which is located 1815 E.... read more
Much of the efforts to fight the opioid crisis are directed to provide resources, support and education for opioid users or demographics at risk for becoming users (like teenagers.) The Department of State is putting in the effort to address one of the core issues of the opioid epidemic. A... read more
The Enterprise Police Department will be conducting a prescription drug take back event on Thursday Dec. 6, 2018, at Enterprise City Hall, for safe disposal of unused or expired prescription medications. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., area residents are encouraged to bring any unneeded prescription medication to the Enterprise... read more
The Indiana Attorney General’s Office will accept your old, unused prescriptions in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Wednesday, December 5th 2018. The attorney general's Mobile Operations Center will be at: Ivy Tech Community College - Riverfront Campus 50 Walnut St Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 From 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. You are invited to... read more
The Deterra Drug Deactivation System is a simple, convenient, and cost-effective way to dispose of unused or expired drugs at home. At-home drug disposal with the patented Deterra® Drug Deactivation System is the simplest and most effective way to keep drugs out of our lakes, rivers streams and drinking water.... read more
The United States is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. Every day, 134 people die of opiate-related overdoses. So many people are overdosing from heroin and synthetic opioids that the U.S. life expectancy shortened two years in a row. In the first advisory form a Surgeon General since 2005,... read more
Kadesh Incorporation Issued a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Puriton Eye Relief Drops. The complete statement can be found on the FDA’s recall page. The recall was due to non-sterile conditions during production. When the FDA inspected the production site, the investigators discovered that the necessary production controls and conditions for... read more
The FDA is recalling Irbesartan and Losartan, more angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), after discovering traces of NDEA in them. This new recall is for Losartan sold by Sandoz. The recall is only for the 100mg/25mg tablets and does not involve other versions of the losartan drug. This recall impacts less... read more
Janssen Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall for three lots of ORTHO-NOVUM tablets. The packages had the wrong instructions for the Veridate® dispenser included in them. Only three lots of ORTHO-NOVUM were affected: ORTHO-NOVUM® 1/35, ORTHO-NOVUM® 7/7/7, ORTHO-NOVUM® 7/7/7. The FDA website has detailed information about the specific lots. ORTHO-NOVUM® (norethindrone/ethinyl... 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.
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