Drug Cycles

Key strategies for proper hazardous drug disposal

Key strategies for proper hazardous drug disposal

Although long-term care organizations successfully distribute drugs to patients every day, their processes for getting rid of the waste associated with those medications may sometimes fall short, exposing an organization to risk.

CMS proposes shorter drug cycle rule in long-term care to limit pharmaceutical waste

The National Community Pharmacists Association said Tuesday that it fully supports a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that requires pharmacies to only dispense brand name drugs in seven-day cycles in long-term care facilities, instead of the existing 30-day cycle.