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Your One-Stop Solution
PharmEcology provides a one-stop solution to help your organization identify, segregate, manage, and dispose of pharmaceutical waste in a compliant and cost-effective manner. We now offer a unique Assessment of Risk customized to your inventory as required by USP <800>.
PharmEcology's services are part of a larger concept, a total solution individualized to address the unique circumstances of your facility.
The PharmEcology team has 30 years of experience managing pharmaceutical waste streams in the healthcare environment.
PharmEcology's customized services coupled with our industry knowledge ensure compliance in a cost effective manner.
Industries We Serve
Acute Care Hospitals
Acute Care Hospitals are the most complex organizations in which to develop and maintain a pharmaceutical waste management program. Learn how over 500 acute care hospitals have addressed this complexity with the PharmEcology solutions.Learn More
Ambulatory Surgery Centers
While Ambulatory Surgery Centers typically do not generate large quanities of pharmaceutical waste, they still must meet environmental regulations and Joint Commission standards. Learn how PharmEcology has the ability to scale to the needs of any sized organization and ensure they meet compliance.Learn More
Long Term Care Facilities
Long Term Care facilities offer unique challenges when designing a cost effective and compliant pharmaceutical waste program. Learn how our work with the DEA, EPA, and related professional associations lead to a compliant and simple to use solution.Learn More
LTCF Provider Pharmacies
Provider Pharmacies often have to handle unknown and unplanned pharmaceuticals returned from their customers leading to potential problems when disposal is required. Learn how PharmEcology's Waste Wizard gives 24/7 access to proper disposal information and requirements.Learn More
Medical clinics may only stock hundreds of drugs yet are required to meet the same environmental and Joint Commission standards as hospitals. Learn how PharmEcology can provide a cost effective solution while ensuring compliance.Learn More
The cornerstone to the PharmEcology solution is the input from PharmEcologists® who have years of experience working in retail pharmacies and understand the constraints of a busy, high volume store.Learn More
The PharmEcology Advantage
- Industry-leading PharmEcologist® teams experienced in compliance and waste categorization
- Access to the PharmE® Waste Wizard®, a web-based search engine that provides 24/7 access to drug waste categorization information, including state hazardous waste designations down to the product level
- Remote and on-site training and education to help your staff learn how to segregate pharmaceutical waste
The Latest Industry News
HWI Petitions EPA for Regulatory Relief due to Hazardous Waste Incinerator Backlog
The Healthcare Waste Institute, HWI, is a non-profit trade organization representing a variety of medical waste transporters and disposers that service the healthcare industry
EPA Publishes Revised 10-Step Blueprint for Managing Pharmaceutical Waste
EPA has released the revised 10-Step Blueprint for Managing Pharmaceutical Waste in US Healthcare Facilities. The initial Blueprint was first released in 2006 and updated in 2008. This new version features the Subpart P Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, the hazardous waste Sewer Ban, and the OTC Nicotine Exemption.
PharmEcology® Provides Disposal Guidelines for the 2022-2023 Flu Season
PharmEcology, a division of WM Sustainability Services, is pleased to publish a summary of the proper flu vaccine disposal guidelines for the 2022-2023 flu season as a public service to the healthcare community.
EPA Sewer Ban Fact Sheet
EPA recently published a Sewer Ban Fact Sheet which addresses which healthcare facilities must comply with the nation-wide sewer ban, which pharmaceuticals are included in the ban, and how the sewer ban impacts DEA controlled substances
USP Publishes Draft Chapter <795> and Chapter <797> for Comment
On September 1, 2021, USP published for comment its proposed revisions to Chapter <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations and to Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations
PharmEcology® Provides Disposal Guidelines for the 2021-2022 Flu Season
PharmEcology, a division of WM Sustainability Services, is pleased to publish a summary of the proper flu vaccine disposal guidelines for the 2021-2022 flu season as a public service to the healthcare community.
PharmEcology Launches New Web-based Portal Featuring USP <800> Assessment of Risk
PharmEcology Services, is launching a fresh new web-based portal for our clients which individualizes access based on products and services purchased. Our new portal is user-friendly and flexible. An important new feature is our USP <800> customized Assessment of Risk at the NDC level.
Reducing Pharmaceuticals in Hospital Wastewater
Health Care Without Harm Europe recently published the document Pharmaceutical Residues in Hospital Wastewater which explores the impacts hospitals have on community wastewater treatment efforts and describes five pilot projects to reduce common drug residues such as chemotherapy and contrast agents in hospital discharges.
DoD Secure Disposal of Vaccine Vials and Packaging Recommendations
On May 18, 2021, the Department of Defense published follow-up recommendations to ensure that used COVID 19 vaccine supplies, including empty vials and packaging, are not available for counterfeiting operations and potential re-introduction into the marketplace.
March 16, 2021 –Lots of Moving Parts: NIOSH 2020
While we wait for the NIOSH 2020 List and related documents to be finalized, let’s take a quick look at what we can expect, based on the Draft versions. As our title indicates, there are significant changes in both the categorization of hazardous drugs in the NIOSH 2020 List and in the processes surrounding these categorizations.
J&J Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Disposal Guidance
PharmEcology, a division of WM Sustainability Services, is pleased to publish J&J Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Disposal Guidance
MODERNA COVID-19 Vaccine Disposal Guidance
PharmEcology, a division of WM Sustainability Services, is pleased to publish MODERNA COVID-19 Vaccine Disposal Guidance
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Disposal Guidance
PharmEcology, a division of WM Sustainability Services, is pleased to publish Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Disposal Guidance
NIOSH 2020: Key Impacts on Your Organization!
On May 1, 2020, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released the long-awaited proposed “NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2020”, as well as “Procedures for Developing the NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings” and “Managing Hazardous Drug Exposures: Information for Healthcare Settings” in the Federal Register.
PharmEcology - Twenty Years and Counting!
PharmEcology Services was founded on August 1, 2000, which in today’s world seems like ancient history. It’s also ancient history in terms of how pharmaceutical waste is managed by healthcare facilities today.
Comment Deadline Looming June 30, 2020 on NIOSH 2020 List and Documents
Pharmacy Practice News recently published a summary by PharmEcology regulatory staff of the three documents provided for comment in the Federal Register on May 1, 2020.
Rely on our Sustainable Pharmacy® solutions to deliver environmentally sound management of both hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste.
PharmEcology has been the thought leader in pharmaceutical waste management since its inception in 2000 and has pioneered both hazardous waste categorization and the implementation process throughout the healthcare organization.
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