For each specific product, PharmEcology has developed multiple criteria based on the EPA regulations,
such as toxicity, ignitability, corrosivity, and reactivity. The Wizard also indicates if a product meets
the stricter definition of a state hazardous waste and provides the appropriate state waste code.
Depending on which criteria are met for that item, a hazardous waste designation and recommended
waste stream are given in the search results. For those items, such as some chemotherapy agents,
which are recognized as hazardous drugs by the healthcare industry, NIOSH, and OSHA, but not by EPA,
a PharmE Hazardous® waste category is indicated, suggesting a recommended hazardous waste stream.
The PharmE® Waste Wizard® also provides a link to the state’s hazardous waste regulations and to relevant