Breaking New Ground: EPA’s New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule - On-Demand

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Breaking New Ground: EPA’s New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 

Presented by:
Charlotte A. Smith, RPh, MS

In the works for more than a decade, a new EPA rule creates a set of industrywide regulations for management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. While the rule will mean new restrictions on managing and disposing of hazardous waste drugs, it may also save your organization time and money. In this 90-minute webinar, longtime environmentalist and pharmacist Charlotte Smith, RPh, MS, will tell you what you need to know to talk to C-suite leadership about meeting the new regulations, how these regulations differ from the changing hazardous drug handling under NIOSH and USP requirements, and the first steps you should take toward compliance.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • List the benefits of the new hazardous waste pharmaceutical rule, and the stricter or most expensive requirements
  • Describe the changes in the management of hazardous waste controlled substances, over-the-counter nicotine products, and the management of residues in containers
  • List the changes in the definition and management of outdated hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and how to continue to obtain credit through reverse distribution
  • Compare your current program with existing EPA regulations and prepare for the new regulations
  • Define the difference between an EPA hazardous waste pharmaceutical and a NIOSH hazardous drug


  • Subpart P
  • Who must participate?
  • Which pharmaceuticals are involved
  • The sewer prohibition
  • What about controlled substances?
  • Changes in managing nicotine and warfarin wrappers
  • The residue rules
  • New reverse distribution requirements
  • Hazardous drugs vs. hazardous waste: USP
  • Getting ready


  • List of online resources; crosswalk of current and new regulations

Who Should Listen?

  • C-suite executives
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Environmental services professionals
  • Facility managers overseeing compliance for hospitals
  • Medical practices
  • Ambulatory care or outpatient centers
  • Home health agencies
  • Long-term care facilities and other healthcare organizations

Meet the Speaker

Charlotte SmithCharlotte Smith, RPh, MS, is senior regulatory advisor at PharmEcology Services, a business unit of WM Sustainability Services. She founded PharmEcology Associates, LLC, in 2000 and sold the company to Waste Management in 2009. She co-founded Capital Returns, Inc., a nationally known pharmaceutical reverse distributor, in 1991 and for 10 years served as president and chief regulatory advisor. Smith is a registered pharmacist who received her BS in Pharmacy and MS in Continuing and Vocational Education from the University of Wisconsin. She is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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