[Pharmwaste] Weight and waste

Zimmer, Catherine (PSC) Catherine.Zimmer at pscnow.com
Wed Dec 7 13:58:17 EST 2011

Hi Everyone,

I have just finished reviewing CMS proposed rule (42 CFR 423), including the provisions for short fill initial prescriptions. Congratulations to all of us who have worked to get the short fill concept proposed!  Whoo hoo!

Re: the rules--I think CMS does a good job with its cost justification.  However, I would like to include a waste reduction analysis, albeit a rough one.

Does anyone have the weight of a 30 day supply of oral medications, either in the bottle or not?  If you have the weight of a few different dosage forms such as 100 mg, 250 and say 500 mg, that would be even more helpful.

Short timeline.  Comments are due Monday.

Thanks much!

Very truly yours,

Catherine Zimmer, MS, BSMT
Industry Leader, Environment of Care
PSC Healthcare Services
Office:  651.645.7509
Mobile: 713.829.6365
Catherine.zimmer at pscnow.com<mailto:Catherine.zimmer at pscnow.com>

Live green now!
Reduce, reuse, repair, recycle.

From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Laura Kammin
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 8:33 AM
To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [Pharmwaste] Next DEA Takeback Event

Just heard that the next DEA sponsored Take Back event will be April 28, 2012. Registration will begin online later this month.
Laura Kammin
Pollution Prevention Program Specialist
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
University of Illinois
1101 W. Peabody Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
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