X-Ray Waste Disposal – What You Should Know

By: BJ Neller   /   April 19, 2017

X-rays are the most common form of medical imaging in existence today. In fact, in one form or another they have been utilized by medical and dental professionals since they were discovered and developed in 1895 by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen. Moreover, the popularity and usefulness of x-ray technology extends way beyond the medical field. […]

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Medical Waste Disposal Violations: What They Could Mean to Your Company

By: BJ Neller   /   July 12, 2016

This year the Department of Environmental Protection fined 12 UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) hospitals a total of $451,000 for violations of the Solid Waste Management Act.  In June of last year, the Washington Department of Ecology fined Stericycle $72,000 for its mishandling of pharmaceutical waste.  Whether they do so by accident or design, […]

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The Effects of Pharmaceutical Waste on the Environment

By: BJ Neller   /   October 19, 2015

Few people would deny that modern pharmaceuticals have been a boon for modern society. Thanks to the plethora of drugs that are available to us, we live longer and healthier lives than did our ancestors. But with every boon there is a downside. The same kinds of medications that can be life saving also necessitate […]

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