Safe Options for Needle Disposal

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0,0

The US Environmental Protection Agency has released 2 freepamphlets on the proper way to dispose of needles used for self-injections.While millions of Americans use self-inject medications,patients with diabetes represent a large segment of thepopulation. The agency pamphlets reference community drop-offprograms, household hazardous waste facilities, at-home needledestruction devices, and mail-back programs as options for thesafe disposal of needles.