Safer Options is a specialist supplier to market; our drug denature kits are available through the NHS Supply Chain via the Laboratory Consumables Framework supplying NHS Acute and Community Hospitals, prison service and the MOD. Working with leading pharmaceutical wholesalers, distributors and direct, we supply independent pharmacists, hospices, dental practitioners, commercial organisations and vets.
Arrangements for destroying and disposing of controlled drugs must be in place and in line with the 2001 Regulations and the Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, regardless of the source of supply. CDs must be denatured (e.g. tablets crushed, ampoules opened) before disposal.
PharmaciesWithin the NHS in England CDs may be legitimately be stocked at a number of organisations including community pharmacies. Should CD stock expire or otherwise become obsolete, CD Destruction must be manged in line with the Guidelines from NHS England; The Controlled Drugs (Supervision of management and us) regulations 2013 Single Operating Model (2013).
Safer Options’ Controlled Drug Denature Kits provide safe solution for denaturing & storing denatured drugs until incineration. Available through our wholesale partners & directly online.
DentalUK Medicines Information is an NHS pharmacy based service whose aim is to support the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines by the provision of evidence-based information and advice on their therapeutic use. In their guidelines for Dentists, How should Dentists prescribe, store, order and dispose of controlled drugs? (2016), they specify that “All Schedule 2, 3, and 4 (part 1) controlled drugs, including midazolam, must be denatured or rendered irretrievable before they are disposed of.” e.g. by using a denaturing kit.
VeterinaryVeterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses have legal and professional responsibilities in relation to veterinary medicines. Veterinary professionals involved in prescribing, supplying, recording, storing, disposing or destroying CDs must comply with the Misuse of Drugs Regulations (2001). Regulation of CDs within veterinary practice is governed and inspected by the Home Office, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
- Destruction of CDs should occur with sufficient frequency (for example, monthly) to ensure that excessive quantities are not stored awaiting destruction.
- CDs should be rendered irretrievable before disposal, e.g. by using a denaturing kit