Safe Options for Needle Disposal

Pharmacy Times
Volume 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.

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