pharmaceutical waste

Pharmaceutical Waste

Pharma waste or pharmaceutical waste is not one single waste stream but several distinct waste streams that reflect the complexity and diversity of the chemicals that comprise pharmaceutical dosage forms. Because healthcare has not traditionally been focused on waste stream management in this area, a number of misconceptions have arisen around the proper methods for segregating and disposing of pharmaceutical waste.

Pharmaceutical Waste Includes:

  • Pharm Waste
    • Pills
    • Injectables
  • RCRA Hazardous
    • P-listed drugs and packaging
    • Bulk chemo
    • Hazardous medicine
    • U-listed drugs
    • D-listed drugs

Pharmaceutical waste does not go into the red bag containers.

For more information on pharmaceutical waste options, please call 855-631-MEDI (6334).