EPA Finalizes Rule Addressing Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals
New EPA Waste Pharmaceutical Rule Impacts Healthcare Providers
Congo Starts 2019 Still Battling Ebola
Study Into Recycling Medical Plastics Could Provide Cure For Hospitals
EPA Finalizes Rule Addressing Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals - But is it Helpful?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently finalized a long-awaited rule specifically addressing the management and disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals by “healthcare facilities” and “pharmaceutical reverse distributors.”

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New EPA Waste Pharmaceutical Rule Impacts Healthcare Providers
By Sandy Woodthorpe
Signed by the EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on December 11, 2018, the EPA’s final rule addresses and clarifies compliance with the agency’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations for certain pharmaceuticals generated at healthcare facilities and managed at reverse distributors.

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Congo Starts 2019 Still Battling Ebola
By P.J. Heller
Efforts to battle the second worst outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were being hampered at year’s end by a deterioration in the security situation, leading the head of the World Health Organization to warn that recent gains in fighting the deadly virus could be lost.

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Study Into Recycling Medical Plastics Could Provide Cure For Hospitals
By P.J. Heller
A study into creating a single waste stream of flexible plastics from hospitals and converting that material into new products – rather than shipping it off as waste to bulging landfills – could, if successful, provide medical facilities nationwide with a new viable recycling alternative.

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