Here are some commonly asked questions regarding PAC-RX™ and pharmaceutical waste disposal. Please contact PAC-RX™ if you have further questions.
PAC-RX™ Utilizes a proprietary formula which includes Power Activated Carbon (PAC) to adsorb the medication’s API (active pharmaceutical ingredient)
NO – according to the DEA and EPA. Contact DEA and EPA to verify.
Because the ones that utilize activated carbon provide a great security measure to prevent diversion prior to incineration.
That depends on a host of variables including the type of pharmaceutical, the state you are in and the final disposal method. Contact us for your specific answer.
NO. And if they did, that would constitute hazardous waste treatment which opens more stringent EPA/RCRA regulations.
NO. Nor should you do this with any other competing medicine disposal device.
That depends on a host of factors. How water soluble is the medication? What is the chemical composition and form of the drug? Therefore, the general answer is from immediately to several days.
YES – If you sell or dispense pharmaceuticals, including OTC and homeopathic substances. NO – If you are the ultimate consumer of medicine.
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency, DEA – Drug Enforcement Agency and State & Local Agencies
These are recent EPA regulations regarding the disposal of hazardous pharmaceuticals in a healthcare setting. For more information on Subpart P, including a free webinar, visit EPA Subpart P
Yes – Tests have shown this to be true of all DEA Sequestration devices in the market place today. Although it may be difficult, it is still possible. Therefore, DEA and EPA are in agreement that none of these type of devices meet DEA’s non-retrievable standard. Link to products
We believe in a code of ethics that promotes truth in advertising. Simply put, you will not see any unsupported claims in order to sell more product. There are several choices available in today’s market for proper pharmaceutical waste disposal. We would like to showcase the PAC-RX™ device while also clearing up some of the misconceptions surrounding medicine disposal device marketing claims and the regulatory agencies stance on them, in particular DEA and EPA.