Ambulatory surgery centers typically do not generate large quantities of pharmaceutical waste and can reduce their environmental liability by carefully analyzing the drugs they are stocking and how they are administered. Often controlled substance waste is generated, and some chemotherapy waste may be involved, depending on the procedures offered at your facility. We’ve designed a system that takes into consideration these variables, the need for secure containment, and the requirement of a simple yet compliant program.
Depending on the number of drugs stocked, the most cost-efficient program may be a subscription to the patented PharmE® Waste Wizard®, our online database which includes disposal information for over 220,000 drug products. Updated weekly with an average of 350 products, the Wizard is the most cost-effective method for creating and maintaining pharmaceutical waste information. If your ASC stocks 100 drugs or less, we recommend this tool which will involve a relatively small start up effort and can keep you current as new drugs are purchased. If you stock a larger number of drugs, or would prefer us to do the initial categorization, we can offer you our PharmE® Inventory Analysis service.
Through our extensive third party hazardous waste disposal network, we can also provide cost effective and compliant transport and disposal options for all your pharmaceutical waste.