Monthly Archives February 2015

One in Five High Schoolers Using Prescription Drugs Without a Prescription

An alarming statistic from this article is that one in five high school students across the country are now using prescription drugs without a prescription.  This article goes more in depth with how Ohio plans on tackling the problem at a state level. According to Gov. John Kasich’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team, one in five high school students across the country are now using painkillers without a prescription. Legislation was enacted in December to educate students in an attempt to thwart this rising trend and local schools are gearing up to implement it. Miriam Keith, consumer support coordinator with the
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Verde Technologies goes to Washington

Deterra was featured in the Star Tribune on February 8th.  Check out the excerpt below and click Read More to view the full article on Star Tribune’s website. Christine Horton, the top marketing executive at Burnsville-based Verde Technologies, and board member Jason Sund­by were in Washington, D.C., last week to brief drug-enforcement officials and policymakers on Deterra, the company’s new product that deactivates prescription drugs and makes them safe for disposal. “There is a need for this,” Horton said. “We ran out of samples during some of our meetings with law enforcement, military people and others. It’s important to get rid
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New York State Switching to E-Prescriptions

New York state is switching over to e-prescriptions in the hope that it will cut down on doctor shopping and the misuse of prescription drugs.  At Deterra we applaud any effort to help stem the tide of the problem.  Other states will be keeping an eye on New York to see whether this initiative makes an impact. Beginning March 27, 2015, I-STOP requires that all patient medications be electronically prescribed, including controlled substances and non-controlled substances (commonly referred to as “legend drugs”). The I-STOP mandate was put in place by New York state legislators to help fight prescription drug over-use and abuse, which
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Verde Technologies Introduces Deterra® Drug Deactivation System

Verde Technologies Introduces Deterra® Drug Deactivation System Company Partners with Businesses and Community Groups Working to Prevent Drug Misuse The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as an epidemic, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Prescription Drug Abuse Plan includes “proper medication disposal” as one of four major action areas to reduce prescription drug abuse. From the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, Verde Technologies announced today a new name and partnership program in the fight against prescription drug abuse and misuse: Deterra Drug Deactivation System. Originally introduced as Medsaway,
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