updated 1/10/2011 7:17:44 AM ET 2011-01-10T12:17:44

HOUSTON, Jan. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharps Compliance Corp. (Nasdaq:SMED) ("Sharps" or the "Company"), a leading full-service provider of cost-effective management solutions for medical waste generated outside the hospital and large healthcare facility setting and unused dispensed medications, today announced that it has re-launched its TakeAway System™ envelope solution for unused medication disposal under a special mailing exception issued by USPS. The system is designed to provide a means for the efficient, cost-effective and proper disposal of unused dispensed medications as well as over-the-counter products for consumers and patients.

David P. Tusa, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, "We worked closely with the USPS to implement protocols that met or exceeded regulatory requirements and set the standards for transportation of unused prescriptions in the mail. We applaud the USPS for their ongoing support of our program and appreciate their continued efforts to protect our citizens and environment from the adverse effects of improper management of unused medications, excluding controlled substances. Sharps is unique in its ability to meet the stringent control requirements established by the USPS and the first in the market to provide a complete, managed solution for the proper disposal through the mail of unused dispensed non-controlled medications as well as over-the-counter products for individuals."

About Sharps Compliance Corp.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Sharps is a leading full-service provider of cost-effective management solutions for medical waste and unused dispensed medications generated outside the hospital and large healthcare facility setting.  Its strategy is to capture a large part of the estimated $2 billion untapped market for unused medications, used syringes and medical waste generated outside of hospital and large healthcare settings by targeting the major agencies that are interrelated with this medical waste stream; that is the U.S. government, pharmaceutical manufacturers, home healthcare providers, retail pharmacies and clinics, and the professional market comprised of physicians, dentists and veterinary practices. As a fully integrated medical waste management company providing customer solutions and services, the Company's solid business model, which provides strong margins and significant operating leverage, combined with its early penetration into emerging markets, uniquely positions it for strong future growth.

The Company's flagship product, the Sharps® Recovery System™ (formerly Sharps Disposal by Mail System®), is a comprehensive solution for the containment, transportation, treatment and tracking of medical waste generated outside the hospital and large health care facility setting. Its other products include the Sharps®MWMS™ (Medical Waste Management System), a comprehensive solution designed for rapid deployment in emergency situations and features the Sharps® Recovery System™ and TakeAway Environmental Return System™ products combined with warehousing, inventory management, training, data and other services. Its TakeAway Recovery System™ is designed for individual consumers, retail or mail-order pharmacies, communities and facilities including assisted living, long-term care and correction operations to facilitate the proper disposal of unused dispensed medications. 

More information on the Company and its products can be found on its website at: www.sharpsinc.com

Safe Harbor Statement

The information made available in this press release contains certain forward-looking statements which reflect Sharps Compliance Corp.'s current view of future events and financial performance. Wherever used, the words "estimate," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "may" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and the company's future results of operations could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Some of these risks include, without limitation, the company's ability to educate its customers, development of public awareness programs to educate the identified consumer, customer preferences, the Company's ability to scale the business and manage its growth, the degree of success the Company has at gaining more large customer contracts, managing regulatory compliance and/or other factors that may be described in the company's annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and/or other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Future economic and industry trends that could potentially impact revenues and profitability are difficult to predict. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results express or implied therein will not be realized.

CONTACT:  Sharps Compliance Corp.
          David P. Tusa, CEO and President
          (713) 660-3514
          dtusa@sharpsinc.com
         
          Kei Advisors LLC
          Investor Relations
          Deborah Pawlowski
          (716) 843-3908
          dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com

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