[Pharmwaste] Denaturing Kits

Catherine Zimmer zimme053 at umn.edu
Thu May 8 11:54:05 EDT 2008


Hi Laurie and all,
It would be helpful to know what is in the "denaturing kits". It appears 
there is a solvent substance and possibly a resin. I'm not seeing a MSDS 
or other information on the websites. Any ideas?

Catherine Zimmer
Health Care Specialist

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University of Minnesota
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Tenace, Laurie wrote:
>
> Page 3 says, “In general pharmacists are advised to use CD denaturing 
> kits wherever possible in order to denature CDs.” CD are controlled 
> substances. I did a quick search - 
> http://www.pharmacy-equipment.co.uk/index1.html
>
> http://www.selectenviro.co.uk/healthcare/cddestruction.html
>
> http://www.sellesmedical.co.uk/store/product/1681-Controlled-Drug-CD-Destruction-Kits-250-ml
>
> are three vendors although I didn’t find the contents of the kit 
> listed anywhere.
>
> Then I found this: 
> http://www.chpct.nhs.uk/trust_documents/Policies/controlleddrugspolicyv1.1.pdf. 
> Appendix VIII is titled “Destruction of Controlled Drugs”
>
> Laurie J. Tenace
> Environmental Specialist
> Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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> Mercury web pages:
> http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/mercury/default.htm
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> Unwanted Medications web pages:
> http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/medications/default.htm
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> *From:* pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us 
> [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] *On Behalf Of *Barry 
> Fernandez
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 29, 2008 12:41 PM
> *To:* DNKing at lincoln.ne.gov; Volkman, Jennifer
> *Cc:* pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us; portner at ahhc.net; 
> pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us; Tenace, Laurie
> *Subject:* RE: [Pharmwaste] FW: incineration of pharm waste
>
> Here is a waste guidance document put forth by the Royal 
> Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Interesting reading.
>
> http://www.rpsgb.org.uk/pdfs/hazwastecommphguid.pdf
>
> Regards,
> Barry
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: DNKing at lincoln.ne.gov [mailto:DNKing at lincoln.ne.gov]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:46 AM
> To: Volkman, Jennifer
> Cc: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us; portner at ahhc.net; 
> Tenace,Laurie; pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
> Subject: RE: [Pharmwaste] FW: incineration of pharm waste
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>
> Hello:
>
> I would also be interested to learn more.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dan N. King
> Environmental Health Specialist & Educator Lincoln-Lancaster County 
> Health Department Environmental Public Health Division office 441.8084 
> dnking at lincoln.ne.gov www.lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: household)
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> "Volkman,
> Jennifer"
> <Jennifer.Volkman To
> @state.mn.us> "Tenace, Laurie"
> Sent by: <Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us>,
> pharmwaste-bounce <pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us>
> s at lists.dep.state cc
> .fl.us portner at ahhc.net
> Subject
> RE: [Pharmwaste] FW: incineration
> 04/29/2008 10:18 of pharm waste
> AM
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> I am also very interested in replies!
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> ________________________________
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> From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us on behalf of Tenace, Laurie
> Sent: Tue 4/29/2008 9:56 AM
> To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
> Cc: portner at ahhc.net
> Subject: [Pharmwaste] FW: incineration of pharm waste
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> All,
>
> Please send your response to Pamela Ortner
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> Laurie
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> From: Pamela Ortner [mailto: portner at ahhc.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:52 AM
> To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
> Subject: incineration of pharm waste
>
>
>
> I have a few questions I would like to pose to subscribers to the
> listserve:
>
>
>
> 1) Is there data about effluent and ash from pharm waste incinerators 
> from some of the countries in Europe that is incinerating unused or 
> outdated pharmaceuticals?
>
> 2) What is the volume of pharm waste per country that is being 
> incinerated (if segregated from medical waste)
>
> 2) Is there separation between packaging (plastic bottles) and the 
> medications prior to incineration?
>
> 3) What type of incinerators are utilized. Medical waste? High 
> temperature?
>
> 4) Are controlled drugs (CDs) separated from meds? Are they handled 
> differently?
>
> 5) Are England, Scotland and Wales utilizing the denaturing of 
> controlled substances as a primary means of disposal? Is incineration 
> used as a secondary means?
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> Thank you, I look forward to your responses.
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>
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> Pamela Ortner, RN, BSN, COHN-S
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