Recalled, Rejected and Expired PharmaceuticalsEnsuring Proper Waste Management
Product DetailsHeld July 18, 2006
Avoid $32,500/day fines, criminal suits … and jail time!
In this 90-minute audio CD/Transcript with Q&A session, pharmaceutical waste experts Richard Verch and Charlotte Smith translate RCRA's non-industry-specific requirements into clear guidance on how to discard recalled, rejected and expired pharmaceuticals.
Ever think of your pharmaceuticals as hazardous waste? The EPA does — and in the wake of massive recalls like Vioxx and Bextra, the agency is cracking down, holding drugmakers accountable for cradle-to-grave compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In fact, drug disposal is emerging as a red-hot environmental issue.
But it's not just the EPA you need to worry about. The DEA, DOT and state attorneys general are in the hunt, too — and everyone from managers on up could be personally liable for violations … with no statute of limitation.
Make sure your waste management SOPs don't put you at risk: order now!
You'll gain a comprehensive perspective on what state and federal requirements you must meet, and how to identify, label, transport and manage waste pharmaceuticals generated during manufacturing processes. You'll learn how to defuse problems when products are removed from the market, plus … you'll discover what controls are needed to avoid violations on bulk or finished-dose drugs.Don't wait! Bring supply chain policies and procedures into compliance BEFORE violations cost you devastating fines and personal liability.
You will learn:
- What drugs are on RCRA's lists of hazardous wastes
- How to tell if nonlisted pharmaceuticals meet other EPA hazardous waste criteria
- Today's top 9 disposal pitfalls — and how to avoid them
- How to meet DEA requirements for handling, waste transfer, disposal and the "witnessed burn" process
- What you MUST know about transporting waste pharmaceuticals — even when they're not classified as hazardous
- How to steer clear of state regulations (many are tougher than federal ones!)
- Best management practices for disposing of nonhazardous drugs
- And more...