Drug Diversion Settlement
The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced a $4.1 million settlement with a hospital in Georgia to resolve allegations of failure to provide controls and safeguards against controlled substance diversion in violation of the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). According to the DOJ’s press release, this is the largest settlement related to drug diversion in a hospital.
The latest data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showed that about 10% of health professionals are struggling with addiction.
The American Nurses Association reports the same—about 10% of nurses are thought to be abusing drugs and may be caring for patients while impaired.
Controlled substance waste management system.
A better solution for disposing controlled substance waste.
Cactus Smart Sink System
Securely captures unused pharmaceutical waste and renders it unusable and non-recoverable - ensuring discarded medications do not end up in the wrong hands or negatively impact the environment. The Smart Sink System is designed to accept raw liquid pharmaceuticals directly from syringes, vials and IV bags, and features a one-way funnel that accepts tablets, capsules and patches.
-Reduce opportunities for drug diversion
-Bring your facility into compliance with disposal requirements
-Help protect the environment
This post is related to:Opioid Stewardship & Drug Diversion Prevention