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Control substance waste services

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Controlled substances, by definition, are the drugs that have potential for abuse or dependence. This is obviously a major focal point for a medical waste and sharp disposal service in Chattanooga TN, who works with countless physicians and medical facilities.

Administered by the DEA, the controlled substance act (CSA) provides a close system for distributing controlled substances. As per the DEA, this system prohibits the return of controlled substances from end-users to nearly all other DEA registrants. Disposal of controlled substances by DEA registrants is carefully regulated to ensure the complete destruction of the controlled substance.

Did you know that controlled substances are covered under separate regulations? Any controlled substance needs to be shipped and transported according to DEA regulations for packaging, inventory and transport.

Some examples of controlled substances:
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Diazepam
  • Lorazepam
  • Zolpidem

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The management of hazardous waste at the pharmacy has become more important, as scrutiny of the government at the state level has increased significantly. In addition to an increase of fine being handed out, but states are now creating and enforcing new regulations which are stricter than the federal government. The management and disposal of pharmaceuticals have now become just as regulated than the dispensing of the same products. A good medical waste disposal service in Franklin TN should be able to assist you in keeping up with state and federal regulation alike.