Virginia Board of Pharmacy - Authorized Collectors of Drugs for Destruction (2022)

Facility NameAddressContact Info Alexandria Memory Care Community 2807 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302 804-266-5200 Apothecary Solutions Inc. DBA Remington Drug, Co.

207 E. Main St.
Remington, VA 22734

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540-439-3247 Atrium Pharmacy at DePaul 155 Kingsley Ln., Suite 125
NorfolkVA23505757-889-6531 Blue Ridge Medical Center 4038 Thomas Nelson Hwy Arrington VA 22922 434-263-4810 Bon Secours Good Health Pharmacy at Reynolds Crossing6900 Forest Ave, Suite 100
RichmondVA23230804-893-8630Bon Secours Good Health Pharmacy at Richmond Community Hospital1510 N. 28th Street, Suite 100
RichmondVA23223804-325-8795Bremo Pharmacy 2024 Staples Mill Rd.
RichmondVA23230804-288-8361 Bremo LTC Pharmacy 2002 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond VA 23230 804-285-7823 Carilion Clinic Pharmacy Salem 3737 W. Main Street
Salem VA 24153 540-981-7320 Claypool Hill Pharmacy, Inc. 12252 Gov. G. C. Peery Highway
Pounding Mill VA 24637 276-963-3502 Community Pharmacy & Medical Supply

2900 Tyler Rd., Suite 1890
Christiansburg, VA 24073

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540-639-1647 CVS Pharmacy #012 13800 Hull Street Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112 804-739-2198 CVS Pharmacy #255 1329 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-312-0502 CVS Pharmacy #794 10250 Bristow Center Dr.
Bristow VA 20136
703-369-1739 CVS Pharmacy #1377 9871 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls VA 22066 703-759-2428 CVS Pharmacy #1381 510 Blackwell Rd.
Warrenton, VA 20186 540-347-1621 CVS Pharmacy #1383 7205 Utile River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003 703-256-4030 CVS Pharmacy #1403 337 East Maple Street Vienna VA 22108 703-938-2374 CVS Pharmacy #1404 13600 Jefferson Davis Highway
Woodbridge, VA 22191 703-494-3126 CVS Pharmacy #1406 9200 Centreville Rd.
Manassas, VA 20110 703-368-9146 CVS Pharmacy #1407 3133 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22201 703-522-0260 CVS Pharmacy #1410 415 Monroe Avenue Alexandria VA 22301 703-683-4433 CVS Pharmacy #1411 8124 Arlington Blvd.
Yorktown Ctr.
Falls Church, VA 22042 703-560-7280 CVS Pharmacy #1416 5652 Pickwick Rd.
Centreville, VA 20120 703-631-9440 CVS Pharmacy #1417 13031 Lee-Jackson Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033 703-378-7550 CVS Pharmacy #1423 388 Garrisonville Rd.
Stafford, VA 22554 540-659-7723 CVS Pharmacy #1525 6400 Iron Bridge Road
Richmnd, VA 23234 804-271-8361 CVS Pharmacy #1565 591 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-373-4607CVS Pharmacy #1566150 Madison Road
Culpeper, VA 22701540-825-8322CVS Pharmacy #18191400 Tasker Rd.
Stephens City, VA 22655540-868-2217 CVS Pharmacy #1826 972 East Little Creek Road
Norfolk, VA 23518 757-480-2704CVS Pharmacy #18324338 Dale Blvd.
Dale City, VA 22193703-680-2023 CVS Pharmacy #1980 7048 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville, VA 23111 804-730-9498 CVS Pharmacy #2004 3117 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, VA 2230 703-768-0344 CVS Pharmacy #2100 9009 Silverbrook Rd. Fairfax Station VA 22039 703-493-8531CVS Pharmacy #02111433930 Farmwell Hunt Plaza, UNIT 140
Ashburn, VA 20147703-724-7582 CVS Pharmacy #2169 10910 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23060 804-935-6916 CVS Pharmacy #2706 8121 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235 804-560-9481 CVS Pharmacy #3508 762 E. Church Street
Martinsville, VA 24112 276-632-9804CVS Pharmacy #035094861 Amherst Hwy, PO BOX 570
Madison Heights, VA 24572434-845-5991CVS Pharmacy #0379411 Chestnut St.
Salem VA 24153540-387-4567 CVS Pharmacy #3949 2001 Colonial Avenue, SW
Roanoke, VA 24015 540-342-1877 CVS Pharmacy #4038 19305 Ruby Drive
Leesburg, VA 20176 571-333-5918CVS Pharmacy #040631109 Benn's Church Road
Smithfield, VA 23430757-356-0083CVS Pharmacy #057221217 E. Main St.
Bedford, VA 24523540-586-2187 CVS Pharmacy #5796 2315 W. Mercury Blvd.
Hampton, VA 23666 757-262-1227 CVS Pharmacy #5911 918 W. Mercury Blvd.
Hampton. VA 23666 757-262-2188 CVS Pharmacy #5928 14380 McGraws Corner Dr.
Gainesville, VA 20155 703-753-3051CVS Pharmacy #063032940 Clinch St.
Richlands, VA 24641276-964-4074 CVS Pharmacy #6321 1610 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422 540-862-4223CVS Pharmacy #06325506 East Nelson Street
Lexington, VA 24450540-463-7126 CVS Pharmacy #6852 16712 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Dumfries VA 22026 703-221-7467CVS Pharmacy #07002112 S. Main St., P.O. Box 1017
Amherst, VA 24521434-946-2702CVS Pharmacy #0736531 East Valley Dr.
Bristol, VA 24201276-669-4540CVS Pharmacy #075251100 Main St.
Altavisa, VA 24517434-369-4774CVS Pharmacy #07543550 N. Franklin St.
Christiansburg, VA 24073540-381-1153CVS Pharmacy #07565485 Old Franklin Trpk.
Rocky Mount, VA 24151540-483-1178CVS Pharmacy #0759436115 Goodwin Dr.
Locust Grove, VA 22508540-972-0319 CVS Pharmacy #8302 2232 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456 757-430-2981 CVS Pharmacy #10088 5829 High Street W
Portsmouth, VA 23703 757-686-6980 CVS Pharmacy #10440 709 East Main Street
Floyd, VA 24091 540-745-2177 CVS Pharmacy #10453 12755 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23602 757-877-3147 CVS Pharmacy #10769 18048 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Ruther Glen, VA 22546 804-448-3216 CVS Pharmacy #10770 16641 Mountain Road
Montpelier, VA 23192 804-883-5668 CVS Pharmacy #10991 12 East Windsor Blvd.
Windsor, VA 23487 757-242-6191 CVS Pharmacy #11056 2775 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434 757-539-0069 CVS Pharmacy #11083 2511 Anderson Highway
Powhatan, VA 23139 804-598-5028Cyrus Kirkpatrick Pharmacy 518 S. Sycamore St.
PetersburgVA23803 804-733-5888 Down Home Pharmacy 671 Teresa Lane
Roanoke VA 24019 540-966-4858Family Care-Remington, Inc.208 East Madison Street
RemingtonVA22734540-439-3248Family Pharmacy Services 303 West 10TH St.
Front RoyalVA22630 540-636-2222Good Health Pharmacy at Harbour View5818D Harbour View Blvd, Suite 100
SuffolkVA23435 757-541-1100Good Health Pharmacy at Mary Immaculate Hospital12720 McManus Boulevard
Newport NewsVA23602 757-947-3740 Inova Mount Vernon Hospital 2503 Parkers Lane
AlexandriaVA 22306 703-664-7273 Inova Pharmacy Plus at Inova Fair Oaks 3600 Joseph Siewick Drive
Fairfax VA 22033 703-391-3080 Inova Pharmacy Plus at Inova Fairfax ED 3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church VA 22042 703-776-6550 Inova Pharmacy Plus at Inova Fairfax IVHI 3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church VA 22042 703-776-8250 Inova Pharmacy Plus - ISCI 8081 Innovation Park Dr
Fairfax VA 22031 703-472-1100 Kaiser Permanente Ashburn Pharmacy 43480 Yukon Drive, Suite 100
Ashburn, VA 20147 571-252-6005 Kaiser Permanente Burke Pharmacy 5999 Burke Commons Rd.
Burke, VA 22015 703-249-7750 Kaiser Permanente Fredericksburg Pharmacy 1201 Hospital Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-368-3810 Kaiser Permanente Manassas Pharmacy 10701 Rosemary Drive
Manassas, VA 20109 703-257-3030 Kaiser Permanente Reston Pharmacy 1890 Metro Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190 703-709-1560 Kaiser Permanente Springfield Pharmacy 6501 Loisdale Court
Springfield, VA 22150 703-922-1601 Kaiser Permanente Tysons Corner Pharmacy 8008 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102 703-287-4650Kilmarnock Pharmacy Inc. 308 North Main Street
P.O. Box 1299
KilmarnockVA22482 804-438-6414 Lexington Prescription Center 800 S. Main St
Lexington VA 24450 540-463-9166 Maryview Medical Center 3636 High St.
PortsmouthVA23707 757-398-2245 Mechanicsville Drug Store, Inc. 8077 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville VA 23111 804-746-5168 Medical Center Pharmacy

2001 Crystal Spring Ave., Suite 110
Roanoke, VA 24014

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540-853-0905 Medicap Pharmacy 1851 Virginia Ave.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 540-434-7455 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #0005 11120 S. Lakes Dr
Reston, VA 20191 703-620-2444 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1283 8646 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309 703-780-3653 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1285 6130 Rose Hill Dr
Alexandria, VA 22310 703-313-8802 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #764 2500 N. Harrison St
Arlington, VA 22207 703-538-6911 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #878 7900 Fort Hunt Rd
Alexandria, VA 22308 703-765-0540 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #942 12 W. Washington St.
Middleburg, VA 20117 540-687-6438 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC Safeway Pharmacy #0075 9622 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031 703-995-5640 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1304 7397 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042 703-573-0177 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1358 5101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205 703-524-4884 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1365 9525 Braddock Road
Fairfax VA 22032 703-978-6857 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1417 9881 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066 703-759-3837 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1428 299 S. Van Dorn Street
Alexandria, VA 22304 703-823-2641 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1431 12200 Fairfax Towne Center
Fairfax, VA 22033 703-359-0525 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1538 309 Southgate Shopping Center
Culpeper, VA 22701 540-825-5335 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1588 7414 Little River Turnpike
Annandale VA 22003 703-269-1955 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1606 9596 Old Keene Mill Rd
Burke VA 22015 703-440-1344 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1689 413 Elden Street
Herndon VA 20170 571-262-2970 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1702 4215 Cheshire Station Plaza
Dale City VA 22193 703-590-8021 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1759 22350 S Sterling Blvd.
Sterling VA 20164 703-948-1083 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1801 189 W. Lee Highway
Warrenton VA 20186 540-428-2800 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1847 5980 Kingstowne Center
Alexandria VA 22315 703-921-3127 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #1920 1688 Anderson Road
McLean VA 22102 703-343-1004 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #2616 3043 Nutley Street
Fairfax VA 22031 703-269-2244 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #2635 12821 Braemar Village Plaza
Bristow VA 20136 703-257-0436 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #2883 6118 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church VA 22044 703-531-0034 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #3250 3526 King Street
Alexandria VA 22302 571-312-1506 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #4001 10350 Willard Way
Fairfax VA 22030 703-273-1333 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #4002 5727 Burke Center Parkway
Burke VA 22015 703-323-8786 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #4218 437 S. King Street
Leesburg VA 20175 703-771-1741 NAI Saturn Eastern LLC dba Safeway Pharmacy #4933 6244 Old Dominion Drive
McLean VA 22101 703-533-7315 Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray

2204 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301

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703-836-1700 Northumberland Pharmacy6954 Northumberland Highway
HeathsvilleVA22473804-580-4940 Peoples Pharmacy 1446 ChurchSt, Suite C
Norfolk VA 23504 757-227-4677 The Pharm House 311 East Main Street
Floyd, VA 24091 540-745-3333 Pharmerica 9386 Hardy Road
Vinton, VA 24179 540-890-7337 Rite Aid #3705 2305 Oaklawn Blvd
Hopewell VA 23860 804-458-1231 Rite Aid #3715 520 West Broad Street
Richmond VA 23220 804-225-1340 Rite Aid #3741 515 N Main St
Suffolk VA 23434 757-539-9992 Rite Aid #11304 1031 Armory Dr
Franklin VA 23851 757-562-7415 Rite Aid #11305 115 Brunswick Square Court
Lawrenceville VA 23868 434-848-4247 Rocky Mount Family Pharmacy1165 Franklin Turnpike
Rocky MountVA24151540-489-5400 Roman Eagle Rehabilitation And Health Care Center, Inc. 2526 N. Main Street
Danville, VA 24541 434-836-9510Rustburg Family Pharmacy925 Village Hwy, Suite 2
RustburgVA24588434-332-1730St. Mary’s Community Pharmacy 5801 Bremo Rd.
RichmondVA23226804-281-8425

Sentara Martha Jefferson Outpatient Pharmacy

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500 Martha Jefferson Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911 434-654-3350 Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy 2010 Health Campus Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-689-2400 Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy 100 Sentara Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23188 757-984-8125 Timberlake Family Pharmacy 20276 Timberlake Rd, Suite A
Lynchburg, VA 24502 434-386-1755 Top Notch Pharmacy 943 Preston Ave Charlottesville, VA 22903 434-995-5595 UVA Pharmacy 1240 Lee Street Room 1407
Charlottesville, VA 22903 434-243-9670 VCU Health System - CHOR Ambulatory Pharmacy 1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219 804-628-6022 VCU Health System - NOW Infusion Pharmacy 11958 West Broad Street
Henrico VA 23233
804-364-6625 VCU Health System Pharmacy 1250 East Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23298 804-828-8329 VCU Health System - South Richmond 4730 N. Southside Plaza
Richmond, VA 23224 804-674-2310 VCU Health System Stony Point 9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235 804-327-3054 VCU Student Health Pharmacy

1300 W. Broad St., Suite 2200
Richmond, VA 23284

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804-828-7542Walgreens #121351600 Rollingwood Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA 22407540-735-3161Walgreens #49213201 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834804-524-0003Walgreens #138307039 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111804-746-1965Walgreens #71165917 High Street W
Portsmouth, VA 23703Walgreens 9195856 South Military Highway
Virginia Beach, VA 23464Walgreens #5876115 W. Little Creek Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23505757-489-5291 Walgreens #04617 919 W. Mercury Blvd.
Hampton, VA 23666 757-827-2995 Walgreens #03683 11119 Hull Street
Midlothian, VA 23112 804-744-5986 Walgreens #04250 20 Buford Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23235 804-320-9752 Walgreens #05175 600 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601 757-599-6477 Walgreens #07644 810 W. 21st Street
Norfolk, VA 23517 Walgreens #10416 2902 Godwin Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23434-8040
757-539-0734 Walgreens #15445 50 White Oak Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 847-527-4516 Walgreens #6740 1101 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456 757-427-1655 Walgreens #9779 4845 S. Laburnum Avenue
Richmond Va 23231-2713 804-226-4581 Walgreens #09975 1309 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-220-2478 Walgreens #10331 13926 Lee Hwy.
Centreville, VA 20120 703-259-6200 Walgreens #05175 600 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport New, VA 23601 757-599-6477Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-12922400 N. Franklin Street
Christiansburg VA 24073540-381-0882Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-13015350 Clearbrook Village Lane
Roanoke VA 24014540-772-7193Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-13091851 W. Main Street
Salem VA 24153540-375-2624Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-1465515 Mount Cross Road
Danville VA 24540804-799-6813Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-13441028 Richmond Avenue C.
Staunton VA 24401540-886-6208Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-1780975 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville VA 22901804-973-1819Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-190419360 Compass Creek Parkway
Leesburg VA 20175703-779-0164Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-22957901 Brook Road
Richmond VA 23227804-553-8442Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-21603500 S. Crater Road
Petersburg VA 23805804-957-6450Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-23124807 Valley View Blvd, N.W.
Roanoke VA 24012540-265-5611Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-2520125 Washington Square Plaza
Fredericksburg VA 22405540-899-8951Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-28072160 John Wayland Highway
Harrisonburg VA 22801540-432-0552Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-25292021 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach VA 23456757-416-3490Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-32146259 College Drive
Suffolk VA 23435757-483-9833Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-3299475 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake VA 23320757-547-1409Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-3344501 Wal-Mart Drive
Winchester VA 22603540-545-4630Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-3330673 Cedar Road
Chesapeake VA 23322757-447-9020Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-35739401 Liberia Avenue
Manassas VA 20111703-257-0864Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-38691504 North Parham Road
Richmond VA 23229804-270-7050Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-36142141 Dale Ave
Roanoke VA 24013540-613-6651Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-46973227 Old Forest Road
Lynchburg VA 24501434-200-9132Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-38855221 Brook Rd.
Richmond VA 23227804-266-4768Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-425811 Village Parkway
Fredericksburg VA 22406540-752-2742Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-4514201 Maranto Manor Drive
Winchester VA 22602540-868-0459Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-5117116 Lucy Lane
Waynesboro VA 22980540-932-2500Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-534310001 Southpoint Parkway
Fredericksburg VA 22407540-834-4610 Wellness Concepts 1003 Dogwood Ave.
Grottoes VA 24441 540-249-0431

FAQs

What is the procedure for the disposal of medications? ›

You should dispose of medicines by returning them to the supplier. This would usually a community pharmacy or dispensing doctor. The supplier should dispose of the medicines in line with current waste regulations.

How do you dispose of medications in Virginia? ›

How should I safely dispose of my unwanted medications? Don't flush unwanted, unneeded drugs down toilets or drains or throw them out in the trash. This can harm the water supply and wildlife. Your VA now has envelopes that you can use to mail your unwanted medications for disposal that is safe for the environment.

What is the name of the entity that is responsible for the disposal of pharmacy waste? ›

The EPA regulates the disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals through the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Other agencies that regulate pharmaceutical waste disposal include the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and state boards of pharmacy.

How do you destroy controlled drugs? ›

CDs should be rendered irretrievable before disposal, for example, by using a denaturing kit. These are plastic boxes containing absorbent material which can then be passed on to an authorised waste contractor.

What 7 things need to be recorded when disposing of medication? ›

This record should include the following information: the name of the patient the name, form and strength of the medicine the quantity of medicine destroyed the reason for destroying the medicine the date of destruction the method of destruction the signatures of the two members of staff destroying the medicine.

Where can I recycle prescription drugs near me? ›

How to dispose of medication? Once you find a participating CVS location, simply bring in your unneeded or expired medication and place it in the drug take back unit conveniently located in the Pharmacy Waiting Area. Units are available during regular pharmacy hours.

How do you dispose of syringes in Virginia? ›

Place sealed, labeled sharps containers in the regular trash. Household sharps may be disposed in the regular trash following the STEPS TO SAFE DISPOSAL below. Mail-back programs are also available, though a disposal fee or vendor requirements may apply.

Does the VA take expired medication? ›

Veterans enrolled in VA care can bring their expired or unused medications to their VA Medical Center site of care for disposal any time by contacting their local VA Police Service or VA Pharmacy.

How do you handle disposal of waste products in pharmaceutical unit? ›

Unused medicines in their original unopened packages can often be returned to the supplier you bought it from. This is win-win. You don't have to dispose of the drugs as waste and someone else who needs the medicine can use it. USP 800 is a standard and guideline for handling and managing dangerous pharmaceuticals.

Whose responsibility is it to ensure clinical waste is correctly disposed of? ›

The responsibility for safe and proper clinical waste disposal lies with the producer of the waste. A Duty of Care note documents the transfer of waste and records that you, the producer, have done your part in handing your waste over to a carrier in the proper way.

What is an important provision of the DEA rules implementing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010? ›

This legislation allows communities to establish drug take back programs so patients can safely dispose of old or unused prescription drugs.” Under current law, consumers cannot easily dispose of outdated or unused prescription drugs.

Can pharmacy technicians destroy controlled drugs? ›

8.8.1. Destruction of Controlled Drugs

Please refer to local SOPs for the destruction of CDs which are not under safe custody restrictions. Please note, that these CDs can be destroyed by two registered healthcare professionals, where one must be a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician at Ward / Department level.

Who monitors the use of controlled drugs? ›

Controlled drugs accountable officers (CDAOs) are responsible for all aspects of controlled drugs management within their organisation. The roles and responsibilities of CDAOs, and the requirement to appoint them, are governed by the Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2013.

Who can check controlled drugs? ›

The Registered Nurse/Midwife in Charge is responsible for ensuring that this is carried out. Two registered nurses, midwives or other registered health professionals should perform this check.

What are the 4 steps of waste disposal? ›

These include:
  • Landfill.
  • Incineration.
  • Waste compaction.
  • Composting.
  • Vermicomposting.
12 Jun 2020

What 3 things must every practice have in reference to drug storage? ›

3 Key Components of Proper Medication Storage in Healthcare Organizations
  • Security. Hospitals should refer to CMS and accreditation organizations to determine the proper standards for medication security. ...
  • Safety. ...
  • Integrity.
1 Feb 2012

When it comes to disposing of medications which of the following is the most appropriate? ›

The best way to dispose of most types* of unused or expired medicines (both prescription and over the counter) is to drop off the medicine at a drug take back site, location, or program immediately.

What are the 5 rights of patients? ›

One of the recommendations to reduce medication errors and harm is to use the “five rights”: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.

What are the 8 medication rights? ›

  • Eight Rights of. Medication Administration. The Right Person.
  • The Right Medication.
  • The Right Time.
  • The Right Dose.
  • The Right Route.
  • The Right Position.
  • The Right Documentation.
  • The Right to Refuse.

What are the six medication rights? ›

Six Rights of Medication Administration
  • Identify the right patient. ...
  • Verify the right medication. ...
  • Verify the indication for use. ...
  • Calculate the right dose. ...
  • Make sure it's the right time. ...
  • Check the right route.

Does Walmart take expired medicine? ›

Walmart and Sam's Club expanding options to help customers safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication throughout the year.

Where can I donate unused unopened medicines near me? ›

If you have a medication that's unexpired and unopened that you want to donate, try contacting your state's Board of Pharmacy. They can tell you if a drug repository exists in your state that accepts donations from individual people. Your local pharmacist may also be able to tell you this information.

Does Walgreens return empty pill bottles? ›

Some Walgreens and CVS locations offer medical disposal kiosks, but there is no universal system in place. You might also consider asking your local pharmacy to invest in a drop-off or recycling program.

Where is the best place to dispose of sharps? ›

Drop Box or Supervised Collection Sites

You may be able to drop off your sharps disposal containers at appropriate chosen collection sites, such as doctors' offices, hospitals, pharmacies, health departments, medical waste facilities, and police or fire stations. Services may be free or have a nominal fee.

How do you dispose of plastic syringes? ›

Using your sharps bin

You can use your sharps bin to dispose of medical supplies such as: needles. syringes.

Where can I dispose of used needles near me? ›

Your doctor's office or hospital may collect only their patients' sharps (but check first) Other sites include pharmacies and “household hazardous waste (HHW) facilities” listed here: CalRecycle's disposal facility list* Earth911.com. California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

What is the VA 10 year rule? ›

VA's 10-year rule states that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs cannot terminate service connection for a disability that has been in place for at least 10 years unless there was evidence of fraud at the time of the grant.

What is the VA 5 year rule? ›

The VA disability 5 year rule allows the VA to ex-examine your VA disability rating within 5 years of your initial examination if your condition is expected to improve over time. However, the VA may still change your disability rating past the 5-year deadline if your condition has significantly improved.

What is the VA over 55 rule? ›

What is the VA 55-year-old rule? Veterans who receive VA disability benefits for service-connected conditions are exempt from periodic future examinations once they turn 55 years old. This includes veterans who will be 55 by the date of a future examination, according to the VA Adjudication Procedures Manual.

What are 3 waste disposal methods? ›

Waste disposal methods
  • Recycling. Incineration. ...
  • Other thermal treatment plants. Chemical-physical and biological treatment. ...
  • Chemical-physical and biological treatment. Landfills. ...
  • Landfills. Collection and logistics.
11 Jul 2019

What are the 6 methods of disposal? ›

The various methods of waste disposal known are as follows:
  • Landfill.
  • Incineration.
  • Biogas Generation.
  • Composting.
  • Waste compaction.
  • Vermicomposting.

What are the 5 methods of waste disposal? ›

5 Waste Disposal Methods You Need To Know
  • Recycling.
  • Plasma Gasification.
  • Composting.
  • Incineration.
  • Sanitary Landfill.

What is law for proper waste disposal? ›

RA 9003. An act providing for an Ecological Solid Waste Management Program, creating the necessary institutional mechanisms and incentives, declaring certain Acts and Prohibited and Providing Penalties, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for other purposes.

What is Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990? ›

34 Duty of care etc.

(c)to prevent the escape of the waste from his control or that of any other person.] (2)The duty imposed by subsection (1) above does not apply to an occupier of domestic property as respects the household waste produced on the property.

What happens if clinical waste is not disposed of properly? ›

Clinical waste, if managed incorrectly, can be harmful to the environment, public and your reputation. We're not trying to scare you, but it's important. Improper disposal of clinical waste can lead to spreading of serious infections.

What are the four responsibilities of the Drug Enforcement Administration? ›

DEA Special Agents

Conducting criminal investigations. Conducting surveillance of criminals. Identifying and infiltrating drug channels. Identifying and apprehending drug traffickers.

How do you destroy controlled substances which DEA form must be used? ›

Registrant Record of Controlled Substances Destroyed - DEA Form 41.

What is the process of destroying controlled medication? ›

CDs should be rendered irretrievable before disposal, for example, by using a denaturing kit. These are plastic boxes containing absorbent material which can then be passed on to an authorised waste contractor.

Which tasks should a pharmacy technician never do? ›

What Can a Pharmacy Technician Not Do?
  • Complete any of the tasks listed above without having a pharmacist review your work before finalization.
  • Provide medical advice on prescription medications or OTC drugs.
  • Recommend certain medications.
  • Review patient medical records.
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Who can destroy controlled drugs? ›

You should dispose of medicines by returning them to the supplier. This would usually a community pharmacy or dispensing doctor. The supplier should dispose of the medicines in line with current waste regulations.

Why is gabapentin a controlled drug? ›

Often prescribed to treat pain, opioids are a controlled substance. Gabapentin is known as an opioid potentiate because it can increase the high felt with opioids such as fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and even the street drug heroin. As a result, gabapentin has potential for misuse or abuse.

Who is responsible for enforcing the controlled substance Act? ›

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in ...

Who is responsible for regulating drugs? ›

FDA Mission

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

Can someone else pick up my controlled substance prescription at Walmart? ›

In most cases, someone else can pick up a controlled substance prescription on behalf of the patient.

What is the procedure for checking in controlled drugs? ›

The procedure should include: checking the balance in the controlled drugs register against current stock. visual inspection of liquid balances, periodic volume checks and checks to confirm the balance on completion of a bottle.

Do you need ID to collect a controlled drug? ›

The pharmacist will ask if the medicine is for you, or if you are collecting it for someone else. You may be asked for identification, like a drivers licence or passport. If you have asked a family member or carer to pick up your medicine for you, they may need identification too.

How do I dispose of old medications near me? ›

In your community, authorized collection sites may be retail, hospital, or clinic pharmacies; and/or law enforcement facilities. These collection sites may offer on-site medicine drop-off boxes; mail back programs; or other in-home disposal methods to assist you in safely disposing of your unused or expired medicines.

How do you dispose of medicine in early years setting? ›

The parent/carer should be advised to return unwanted medicines to their pharmacist. In exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a child has left the school/setting, it can be taken to a community pharmacy for disposal.

Which is not a good way to dispose of expired prescription medication? ›

DON'T: Flush expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs down the toilet or drain unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs you to do so. to a drug take-back program or follow the steps for household dis- posal below.

How do you dispose expired and deteriorated drugs in pharmacy setting? ›

The best way to dispose of most types* of unused or expired medicines (both prescription and over the counter) is to drop off the medicine at a drug take back site, location, or program immediately.

What are some of the reasons why a medicine may have to be disposed of? ›

It is essential to dispose of any unwanted medication safely to prevent other people or animals from taking them by mistake. Discarded drugs can harm people and the environment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has guidelines about how to properly dispose of medications, including pills, syringes, and inhalers.

How long should you keep MAR sheets? ›

Keep medicines administration records for at least 8 years after the person's care ended at the service. After 8 years, review the records. If they are no longer needed, destroy them in line with local policies.

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