[Pharmwaste] New Stericycle med disposal kiosks
jharris at sharpsinc.com
Tue Aug 8 16:21:04 EDT 2017
Actually the Sharps Compliance MedSafe program is a common carrier system. Two registered collector, (e.g., retail pharmacy) employees remove the inner liner, close it up, and provide directly to UPS. We do not have a pickup program for our DEA-compliant receptacle program.
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From: Pharmwaste [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Volkman, Jennifer (MPCA)
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2:38 PM
To: Jaramillo, Jeanie <Jeanie.Jaramillo at ttuhsc.edu>; pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: Re: [Pharmwaste] New Stericycle med disposal kiosks
That’s how it works. They are permitted by DEA to handle the collected liners, so they replace them, while pharmacy staff watch so everything is above board. I believe they are servicing the Walgreens collection sites here in MN. The Sharps Compliance system operates the same way.
From: Pharmwaste [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Jaramillo, Jeanie
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 1:41 PM
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Subject: [Pharmwaste] New Stericycle med disposal kiosks
This is interesting. The system is apparently entirely managed by Stericycle. The article indicates a “technician” (i.e. Stericycle rep) will come to empty the kiosk while two people from the pharmacy site are present. It’s not crystal clear, but sounds like that technician then ships the liner. The video panel is interesting with the ability to provide directions in different languages.
Dr. Jeanie Jaramillo-Stametz
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Asst. Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Director, Medication Cleanout
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