ASCP has produced two new introductory handouts on managing pharmaceutical waste in long-term care facilities and the pharmacies that serve them. They are entitled "Managing Pharmaceutical Waste at the Long-Term Care Facility" and "Managing Pharmaceutical Waste at the LTC Provider Pharmacy."
ASCP partnered with Waste Management, Inc. to produce these documents. They are available for free download at the links above, and may be freely distributed.
ASCP will continue to devote resources to the issue of pharmaceutical waste disposal, as it has become a focus of increased activity by both federal and state agencies that will only intensify in the coming this year.
We hope these publications will provide a helpful general introduction to the topic and and links to relevant regulations and resources. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org  with questions or comments.