Perspectives: Compliance Advisor

Hazardous Waste Rules Get a Rethink

Proposed revisions could improve disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.

By Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor
Sep 23, 2015

On August 31, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed an important rule under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that would ease the standards for healthcare facilities that dispose of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. The proposal is of interest to all participants in the pharmaceutical value chain, from manufacturers to health care providers to end users. This column explains why.

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