Did You Know?

Drug Diversion Settlement
The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced a $4.1 million settlement with a hospital in Georgia to resolve allegations of failure to provide controls and safeguards against controlled substance diversion in violation of the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). According to the DOJ’s press release, this is the largest settlement related to drug diversion in a hospital.

Healthcare Professionals
The latest data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showed that about 10% of health professionals are struggling with addiction.

Nurses
The American Nurses Association reports the same—about 10% of nurses are thought to be abusing drugs and may be caring for patients while impaired.


ASCs/Hospitals

  • Risk mitigation
  • Driving compliance
  • Reduce opportunities for diversion
Patented technology that drives controlled substance wasting compliance in order to reduce opportunities for diversion.
 

EMS

Empowering you to safely and efficiently dispose of controlled substance waste, so you can focus on what matters.
 

LTCF

  • Give the best care possible
Take control of your controlled substance waste. Put comfort and peace of mind at the forefront of
your patient care
 

Correctional Facility

Safe. Secure. Efficient. In your high stress environment, we help you keep waste drugs out of the wrong hands.

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Cactus Smart Sink® Controlled Substance Waste Management System

A waste medication disposal solution, bringing medical facilities into compliance with disposal requirements. 

Stryker's Cactus Smart Sink System securely captures partially administered or unused controlled substances and renders them non-retrievable and unusable. The Cactus Smart Sink System helps reduce drug diversion and improve patient safety while also reducing the impact on the environment.

Cactus Smart Sink System Applications

After two years of service, Scripps Health is fully compliant thanks to the Cactus product line. Our staff loves the easy disposal of medications, ease of using the unit and even the disposal of spent cartridges are easily taken care of.