Retail pharmacies have special challenges including limited floor space and often intense, highly unpredictable workloads. Our PharmEcologists® have retail pharmacy experience and understand the constraints of a busy, high volume store. We’ve designed a system that takes into consideration the relatively small amounts of waste generated, the need for secure containment, and the requirement of a simple yet compliant program.
The best place to start is with the PharmE® Inventory Analysis service customized for the retail environment. You can either send an Excel spreadsheet of your current inventory or a 12 month purchase history from your drug wholesaler. We will indicate which items are federal hazardous waste, which are PharmE Hazardous® and which are non-hazardous. We also provide a simplified identification system that can be rapidly implemented at the store level.
You will want to maintain your system by using 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 keeping current with new drugs entering your pharmacy. We have also developed a retail pharmacy implementation kit that offers not only quick and easy guidance on setting up your program, but also offers the unique Waste Management Rx Tracker® program available in most states. This pre-paid mailback program provides an extremely cost-effective pharmaceutical waste management program for “Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators”, also known as Very Small Quantity Generators, of hazardous waste.
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.