PharmE Hazardous® is a classification developed by PharmEcology which identifies products that, while not defined as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), should be considered for treatment as a hazardous waste due to their potential to cause harm, based on the professional judgment of PharmEcology pharmacists.
We have also added a Biohazardous (Infectious) category for live attenuated vaccines, blood products, globulins, and other pharmaceuticals requiring disposal as infectious waste. These will appear under the PharmE Hazardous® banner but with the Regulated Medical Waste disposal requirements noted.
"PharmE Hazardous® Waste"
Selected items from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Hazardous Drug Alert 2016
Additional chemotherapy agents not already listed as RCRA hazardous
EPA Regulated Pesticides
Products with a high iodine content
- Vitamin or mineral preparations that may fail the toxicity characteristic due to chromium, selenium, or cadmium for which there is inadequate data at this time.
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.