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Standard Operating Procedures for Pharmaceutical Waste Processing Using a Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization System

Pharmaceutical waste generally comprises pharmaceutical products and medicinals that are no longer useable because of being expired, withdrawn, recalled, damaged, or for any other reason.

The standard operating procedures (SOPs) described herein are recommended for the treatment or processing of pharmaceutical waste, or unusable pharmaceutical products (UPP), using a cement-based solidification/stabilization (S/S) system. These SOPs are applicable or limited to processing certain types and forms of pharmaceutical waste, to the use of a S/S system having certain components and features as described herein, and for attaining process residues having high strength structural properties or qualities.