Pharmaceutical waste rule is on hold for now

The pharmaceutical waste rule for healthcare and drug facilities won’t be finalized in October after all. 

The rule sounds simple enough: Workers can no longer flush old or unused pills down sinks or toilets, and instead must bag all of it.

Reason: 6,400 tons of drug waste overwhelms wastewater plants and reaches waterways every year.

But other changes, like a new generator numbering system and drug-specific guidelines, will mean a lot of work and re-training for impacted sites.

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