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Volume 26   No. 1    January  2021    
Know Before You Throw: Pharmaceutical Waste - *Patient Safety*
Learning Objectives

1. Identify events which lead to the generation of pharmaceutical waste during the “lifecycle” of a medication.
2. Describe regulatory agency involvement regarding pharmaceutical waste practices.
3. Explain drug disposal methods in community and hospital settings.
4. Review ways to successfully comply with drug disposal requirements in community and health system settings.
5. List public disposal options for different types of household pharmaceuticals and how to promote these options.


Bryan C. McCarthy Jr., PharmD, MS, MJ
Director of Inpatient Pharmacy
Providence, RI

James A. M. Rhodes, PharmD
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy
Administration and Leadership Resident
UChicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

This module will provide 2.5 contact hours (0.25 ceus) of Patient Safety continuing pharmacy education credit for pharmacy technicians.

ACPE UAN 0121-0000-21-001-H05-T
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Release date: January 1, 2021
Expiration date: December 31, 2023
UAN: 0121-0000-21-001-H05-T       2.5 Contact Hours        Type of Activity: Knowledge-based       1/1/2021 - 12/31/2023