What does the DEA’s final rule mean for veterinary practices?

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) final rule, published 9/9/2014 and effective 10/9/2014, will establish more options for the secure disposal of controlled substances by practitioners and their clients. This will benefit veterinarians, animal owners, and the environment alike by expanding … read more >

AVMA Supports Proposed NIOSH Study

In a discussion with the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the AVMA learned of a study that the agency is proposing and that should benefit the veterinary profession.  If approved, the study will involve working with … read more >

Looking for the poster on Best Management Practices for Pharmaceutical Disposal?

It’s been moved to the members-only webpage on Disposal of Pharmaceuticals, which is just one of the topics within the “Drug and Chemical Disposal” category of the “Clinical Resource” section of AVMA’s microsite on waste disposal.     Also on this … read more >

Need help with your hazardous drugs?

Several products and even some drugs used in veterinary medicine are regulated as hazardous substances, and employers are legally obligated to have safeguards in place to help protect their employees from such workplace hazards.  Employee training, immediate access to SDSs, … read more >

Four weeks and counting to the OSHA compliance deadline of December 1, 2013

Is your practice ready for the December 1st compliance deadline?  That’s the date by which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers – including veterinary practices – to have trained their employees on the new label elements … read more >