Docket Management
Docket: 02N-0204 - Bar Code Label Requirements for Human Drug Products
Comment Number: EC -45

Accepted - Volume 13

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Fred Stanger Date/Time 2003-04-30 15:34:41
Organization Middlesex County Div. of Solid Waste Mgmt.
Category Other

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Due to significant challenges regarding waste pharmaceutical disposal, I believe the FDA should also require that the label include the waste disposal status of the pharmaceutical under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Because medical personnel do not know the drug ingredients, they find it almost impossible to determine how it should be disposed when no longer needed. Because of this, many RCRA drugs are improperly disposed to the sanitary sewer, on-site (septic tank), solid waste and/or biohazard disposal systems. Bar code labeling would greatly increase the chance that pharmaceutical wastes are properly and safely disposed.

EC -45