PGH Sharing Call: What Do the new DEA’s Controlled Substances Rules Mean for Your Facility?

On September 9, 2014, the Disposal of Controlled Substances final rule was published in the Federal Register. The final rule is available at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website, The final rule will become effective on October 9, 2014.

Join Practice Greenhealth and industry expert Charlotte A. Smith, R. Ph., M.S., for an overview of the revised Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rules regarding controlled substance disposal. This call will cover

  • The DEA’s non-retrievable standard: what are your options?
  • Options for managing routine controlled substances -- “wasting.”
  • Whether your facility should become an authorized collector of consumer drugs

Join us for an overview and a discussion, including sharing ideas and potential best practices in the Practice Greenhealth membership community which includes acute care, post-acute or specialty care hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, outpatient care and other providers. 


Charlotte A. Smith, R. Ph., M.S., Senior Regulatory Advisor, PharmEcology Services, WM Healthcare Solutions,
Charlotte Smith is a consultant in the area of pharmaceutical waste management and Senior Regulatory Advisor, PharmEcology Services, a business unit of Waste Management Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (WMHS), a Waste Management company. She founded PharmEcology Associates, LLC in 2000 and sold the company to WMHS in 2009. She co-founded Capital Returns, Inc., a nationally known pharmaceutical reverse distributor in 1991 and for 10 years served as president and chief regulatory advisor. Ms. Smith is a registered pharmacist who received her BS in Pharmacy and MS in Continuing and Vocational Education from the University of Wisconsin. She is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Association for the Healthcare Environment. She can be reached at 414-915-4026 or

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Recording of 10/15/2014 Sharing Call