Monthly Archives January 2015

Medsaway Wins Minnesota Cup Award

The Minnesota Cup — a statewide entrepreneurial competition that supports and accelerates the development of breakthrough business ideas from across the state — has named seven Minnesota-based startups as division winners and seven runners-up in its 2014 competition. Verde Environmental and Deterra has won the Social Entrepreneur Division for its Deterra product. Deterra products render prescription medicines unusable and effectively contained, minimizing the potential for diversion or accidental exposure to children or pets.  Deterra medication disposal products are a simple, effective way for people to safely dispose of unused prescription medications.  Verde is currently working with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to provide physicians a co-branded product
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New Technology Makes Sure You Take the Right Prescription Drugs

We’re always happy to see cool new technology helping people. The handheld scanner in this article is able to identify what a pill consists of and helps ensure that patients are taking the correct prescription drugs.  It’s another tool, like Deterra, to help in the fight against incorrect use of prescription drugs. A new handheld scanning device called SCiO could ensure that the stuff you’re putting in your body is actually stuff you want to ingest. The SCiO scanner is a tiny but powerful scanner that can be pointed at a thing — like a pill, or a liquid, or
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Alliance for Balanced Pain Management Statement on the Movie CAKE

Statement The movie “CAKE” draws important attention to the issue of pain, medication abuse and the significant impact pain can have upon individuals, loved ones and caregivers. The Alliance for Balanced Pain Management (AfBPM) commends the team behind this movie for bringing greater awareness to the significant problem of pain and the challenges of managing it safely and effectively. While the movie portrays the specific journey of Jennifer Aniston’s character to overcome severe physical and emotional pain caused by a car accident that also took the life of her young son, CAKE affirms a common theme for anyone who may
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