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 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
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Hazards are Everywhere. We already know this. They are in the air, in our house, in our trash... and now, hazardous mail. We may be either receiving or sending hazardous mail on a regular basis. Have you ever ordered bleach through a delivery service? Imagine if it spilled on the... read more
The City of Beverly Hills is hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup!! When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where: West Third Street, between Foothill Road and Civic Center Drive. Household Hazardous Waste cannot be discarded in your regular trash can. Included in... read more
The environment is full of toxins. Petrochemicals, Carcinogens, Halogens, Xenoestrogens- there are so many names and categories for so many chemicals that are out there, waiting to make us ill. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we consume, and the products we use.... read more
CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, a clear, colorless liquid in a spray bottle with a nozzle that fits up your nostril, is having problems with lot number 173089J. There was microbiological contamination in that lot. The microbe contamination was identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Holly Hill, FL, Product Quest Manufacturing... read more
Medical Identity Theft is on the rise. Security experts say that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare industry. According to a survey by the Ponemon Institute Think Tank, the percentage of reported criminal cyber attacks on healthcare organizations has risen to 40 percent in 2013 from... 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
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.