hospital hazardous wastes

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that it will continue its medication take-back program for the calendar year 2011.  The Medication Take-Back Pilot Project now offers 11 locations for the disposal of unwanted medications.  The boxes are intended for household medications, including prescription pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products.  In addition, this program is prohibited from accepting narcotics, controlled substances, or medications from clinics, hospitals or nursing homes.  For


Recently, there has been a high-level of regulatory attention placed on hospitals, clinics, and medical laboratories that generate hazardous wastes. For example, in September 2004 the Nebraska Medical Hospital was cited for disposing of cyclophosphamide into yellow sharps containers and not properly managing them as a U-listed wastes. In another example, the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri was issued a Consent Agreement and Final Order on September, 18th,


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