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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,…

Hydrocodone Acetaminophen Recalls

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There have been five major recalls of hydrocodone acetaminophen since 2012. Each has affected over 4,000 bottles of the generic drug, with the biggest involving 897,379 bottles made for Vintage Pharmaceuticals, doing business as Qualitest. Uncovering data for any given hydrocodone acetaminophen recall can be a tough task, especially since the FDA displays its information…

The Major Risks for Improper Medical Waste Disposal

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The Major Risks for Improper Medical Waste Disposal The medical community typically takes all of the extra steps and precautions for the removal of medical waste. There are usually in-house instructions, guidelines and protocols that must be followed and all staff are required to comply as well as maintain educational information for updates and changes.…

The 30 Best Hip Replacement Surgery Videos on the Web

Hip replacement surgery is in an exciting time of innovation and evolution. Multiple competing techniques and advances offer easier, less-invasive procedures with lower risk and fewer complications like postoperative pain or dislocations. Navigating the sea of new information in search of inspiration and instruction can present a daunting chore. This article provides a brief overview…

What is a HIPAA Violation? 20 Catastrophic HIPAA Violation Cases

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The list below shares 20 real-world HIPAA violations that cost big money for private practices, hospitals, and healthcare professionals. HIPAA exists to protect a patient’s private information. The law carries strict penalties and a risk of devastating civil suits. Frequently, HIPAA violations stem not from malicious intent but from a poor understanding of the law itself. The…

Medication Return Programs and Waste Disposal Concerns

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Pharmacies around the country have been participating in the pharmaceutical take-back collection of prescription and over-the-counter drug programs. The dates and locations are preset and can be located in a clinic, hospital, retail environment or local law enforcement agency. Typically there are members of law enforcement available on site and the medication is accepted without…

What is an Exposure Control Plan?

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What is an Exposure Control Plan? An Exposure Control Plan is meant to be a “living” document, used as a source of information for answering bloodborne pathogen-related questions and to help ensure exposure control activities are in place. If exposures to blood or other body fluids* are reasonably anticipated, you are required by the Occupational…

What is Medical Waste Management?

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What is Medical Waste Management? First let’s talk about medical waste, medical waste is the byproduct of medical, surgical and treatment procedures performed at healthcare facilities. This waste requires proper handling and management. Biohazardous waste consist of medical products, apparatus, and items that have been used on patients, “medical waste” is generally defined as any…
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