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.

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Drug Recall: ORTHO-NOVUM

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...
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Product Recall: Fried Onions with Listeria and Salmonella

Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes contamination is affecting multiple products and crossing State lines. The reason for the recall was contaminated ingredients sold and shipped by McCain Foods. Initially, they identified the contamination in their onion ingredients. First, “Out of an abundance of caution”,  Hy-Vee recalled the following products from...
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The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is This Saturday, Oct. 27th of 2018!

This Saturday, Oct. 27th of 2018, the DEA has organized a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day throughout the entire Country. This is one way of helping to deal with the opioid crisis that has been declared a national crisis recently. MedWaste Management will provide continued coverage of take back...
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Drug Recall: Valsartan

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has twice expanded its recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient Valsartan from Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide from Solco and Teva. The reason for the recall is the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA...
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Drug Take Back And Sharps Collection Day In Napa County

Drug Take Back And Sharps Collection Day In Napa County - Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10am to 2pm, at numerous Napa County locations. The Police Departments and Sherriff's offices in Napa County, along with Kaiser Permanente and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will host unused medication and sharps (used syringes and...
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Cortaid Recall: Anti-Itch Application May End Up Needing Antibiotic

Product Quest has issued a Cortaid recall, among other products. An internal quality review revealed possible contamination of Cortaid Anti-itch Cream products with  Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The recall covers all lots and expiration dates of Cortaid Creams. This includes Cortaid 12-hour Advanced Anti-Itch Cream, sold in 1.5-ounce tubes; Cortaid Maximum Strength...
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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

We make it our business to ensure that you have all the resources and information that you need to make smart decisions regarding medical materials and practices. This is only one of our many outstanding services. Call us today with any questions or to get more information about how we can take care of your medical waste disposal.