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Medical Waste: Who’s Liable for It?

Medical Waste: Who’s Liable for It? It’s like ice water in the face when medical professionals learn of their cradle-to-grave responsibility for medical waste. In other words, if I own a private practice, and it makes medical waste, I’m responsible for that waste forever. I can’t rest easy, even when the waste is picked up…

6 Medical Waste Compliance Facts You Should Know

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Complying with the many rules and regulations surrounding the handling of medical waste is about as easy as roller skating backwards up a ladder. The storing and transporting of this waste is regulated by so many agencies, and those regulations change often, that compliance can become challenging, to say the least. Here are some medical…

Lone Star Tick Map, Locations, and Other Key Facts

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The Lone Star tick has caught the public eye with its reported meat allergy and geographical spread. But how much of a danger is the tick really? Should patients be afraid of this new health hazard? Not tremendously, according to the Lone Star tick map and data below. It’s true that the Lone Star tick…

Why Proper Medical Waste Disposal Matters

A fine for improper medical waste disposal can come from nowhere and can literally break a business in half. Imagine this: You run a small dental practice. One day an admin employee hands you a letter. It informs you that you’re under investigation for improper medical waste disposal. You may be liable for over $100,000…

5 Steps to Creating a Medical Waste Disposal Program that will Save Money

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When you went to medical school, you assumed most of the time spent in your own practice would be helping people get well or stay well. But thanks to medical laws, regulations and standards, you are also expected to juggle safety and compliance issues. Understandably, the last thing you really have time for is the…

4 Steps to Packaging Medical Waste Correctly

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Has this happened to you? You finally get a handle on how to properly package your facility’s medical waste when you suddenly learn that your state has laws that are slightly different from federal regulations. Doh! Yep, it’s like they do it on purpose, but all states have the authority to add additional rules. And…

4 Things to Avoid when Hiring the Right Medical Waste Management Company

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Choosing the right medical waste management company can be a daunting task. After all, if you choose the wrong partner, and that partner makes a mistake with your waste, you could be financially liable. Here are 4 things to avoid when hiring a medical waste management company. Not Checking the Basics Waste management companies are…

Eco-Friendly Solutions to Medical Waste Disposal

What Happens To Medical Waste After It's Picked Up?
Before the 1980’s, the regulations around medical waste disposal were pretty loose. The rise of the AID’s epidemic and news that used syringes were washing up on our shores led to the need to create strict regulations on the disposal of waste that has the potential to spread disease and harm the environment. But just…

Full List of All Simvastatin Recalls, FDA Through 2017

To date there have been ten recalls of Simvastatin. They’ve all been relatively minor compared to recalls of some other popular generics, such as Lisinopril with over a million bottles recalled in one case. By contrast, the biggest Simvastatin recall so far affected just over 54,000 bottles. The biggest recall of the popular lipid-control drug…

Lisinopril Facts: Uses, Dosage, Warnings, Side Effects

Lisinopril is a popular generic ACE inhibitor, used for high blood pressure management and the treatment of other cardiac problems. Side effects can be serious and involve the kidneys, liver, fetal toxicity, low blood pressure, edema, and anaphylactoid reactions. Because of this, careful monitoring is important. Find all top-line Lisinopril facts below, including definition, appearance,…