Prescription and Non-Prescription Pharmaceuticals

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Pharmaceutical Waste must be disposed of as Hazardous Waste

  • Prescription and “over the counter,” non-prescription pharmaceutical waste generated while in use at the Student Infirmary or Veterinary Hospital should be disposed of as Hazardous Waste through EH&S.
  • Prescription Pharmaceutical wastes also include solutions and formulations not in the original packaging (IV bags, etc).
  • Pharmaceutical waste does NOT include Sharps or other material considered to be Medical or Bio-Hazard Waste (IV sets, syringes, needles, etc)
  • Unopened pharmaceuticals should be returned for credit through a pharmaceutical reverse distributor.
  • UF is not responsible for the disposal of unused personal or pet prescriptions. Personal prescriptions may be disposed of through the Alachua County Disposal of Unwanted Medicines program.