Pharmaceutical Waste Management


March 2020 - Vol. 17 No. 3 - Page #12

Facilities typically take a combination approach to waste management, often leveraging both vendor-managed programs and specialized disposal systems for controlled substances. On-site manual programs are disappearing at a rapid clip. Conversely, more facilities are adding technology solutions to manage controlled substance waste, and these solutions are projected to enjoy continued expansion over the next few years.

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Many facilities have embraced technology solutions to address controlled substance disposal. While Stericycle is the leading vendor in this marketplace, both Stryker Smart Sink and Rx Destroyer enjoyed double digit growth this year. Looking forward, adoptions of this technology are expected to continue their upward trajectory over the next 5 years.

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