[Pharmwaste] FW: APhA recommendations for drug disposal

Tenace, Laurie Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us
Fri Aug 3 14:50:48 EDT 2007

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Ross - I don't find those
guidelines on the APhA web site either and don't remember seeing this article
posted to the list. I wonder if the writer got his source wrong. Anyone on
the list serve know if these are actually APhA guidelines? If so, please
provide a reference for us -

Laurie J. Tenace
Florida Department of Environmental Protection 
PH: (850) 245-8759
Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bunnell, Ross [mailto:Ross.Bunnell at po.state.ct.us] 
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 11:14 AM
To: Tenace, Laurie
Subject: APhA recommendations for drug disposal


I didn't post this on the ListServe because I wasn't sure if it had
already been posted.  Please do so if someone hasn't done so already.

Apparently the American Pharmacists' Association has recommendations for
disposing of pharmaceuticals.  See the article at:


According to this article, APhA (thankfully) recommends against dumping
unwanted drugs down the toilet.  I tried to find the source of this
information on the APhA website
(http://www.aphanet.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=APhA_Websites), but was
not able to find anything.  Do any of the many pharmacists on the
ListServe know of a written APhA policy on disposal?

- - Ross Bunnell, CT DEP
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Waste Engineering & Enforcement Division
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Tel. (860) 424-3274  Fax (860) 424-4059

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Department.  It is always the obligation of a generator or other handler
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federal requirements.

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