Best practices for disposal of controlled substances


There is increased concern over pharmaceuticals in waterways. There are “no drugs down the drain” rules in certain states. And harm can come from unauthorized access to controlled substances and the resulting wastage. Health care facilities must address these issues and ensure alignment with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations as well as local rules. So Practice Greenhealth and a team of stakeholders developed this guidance to support hospitals and clinicians in managing controlled substances and the resulting wastage.

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