Safe Needle Collection and Disposal Plan
UCB, Inc., is committed to ensuring
the proper collection and disposal of CIMZIA prefilled syringes for patients who
self-inject at home. UCB educates consumers about proper collection and disposal
- CIMZIA consumer Web sites for both CIMZIA
indications (rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease)
- CIMZIA Prescribing Information
- CIMZIA Medication Guide
- CIMZIA prefilled syringe self-administration
video, available on the Cimzia.com Web site
In these communications, patients taking CIMZIA are instructed to check with their
doctor for state-specific instructions on the lawful way to dispose of used needles
and prefilled syringes and to ask their doctor or pharmacist about how to obtain
a puncture-proof sharps container that meets the local or state requirements. In
addition, CIMZIA patients are instructed to:
- Not attempt to recap the needle
- Tape the lid of the approved sharps container
when it is two-thirds full
- Dispose of the container as advised by
the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist
- Not throw the container in the trash or
- Always keep CIMZIA, injection supplies,
and puncture-proof container out of reach of children
The CIMZIA Web site provides a toll-free number, 1-866-4-CIMZIA, for patients to
call with questions about rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s treatment, including
product administration and needle disposal.
CIMZIA patients who reside in California and self-inject at home are required by
law to safely dispose of their used CIMZIA prefilled syringes. Patients can learn
how by visiting California’s government Web site at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/Sharps/.
Patients in other states can learn the medical waste disposal laws of their state
and how to dispose of needles, syringes, and other sharps by visiting the Coalition
for Safe Community Needle Disposal Web site at http://www.safeneedledisposal.org
or by calling 1-800-643-1643.
UCB, Inc. supports efforts by retailers, pharmaceutical distributors, manufacturers
of injection devices, and other partners, including local governments, health care
organizations, public health officers, solid waste service providers, and other
groups with interest in protecting public health and safety through the safe collection
and proper disposal of waste devices, including sharps.
Click here for more information on UCB's Safe Needle Collection and Disposal Plan.