Monthly Archives September 2015

Rx Take-Back Events Use Deterra to Deactivate and Dispose of Collected Drugs

This Saturday, September 26, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in most states, marking the revitalization of the popular U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program that encourages people to clean old drugs out of their medicine cabinets and take them to community drop sites to be safely disposed of. We wholeheartedly support the DEA’s efforts to remove all unneeded and unwanted prescription drugs from the home, and we’re excited about the ways the Deterra Drug Deactivation System can work with communities to do this. We can help them take it several steps further – not only removing leftover drugs from
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Two U.S. Congressmen Visited Company HQ to Learn About Deterra’s Role in Rx Abuse Prevention

We hosted two influential visitors at the Verde Technologies office in Minnetonka, Minn. last month. Both U.S. Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota’s sixth district and Representative Erik Paulsen of Minnesota’s third district stopped by to tour our office, see our laboratory in action and discuss the prescription drug epidemic, including how the Deterra System is playing a critical role in providing safe, in-home deactivation and disposal of highly addictive, sought-after opioid painkillers. Rep. Emmer – who shared a personal story about a family friend’s addiction to painkillers then heroin, sadly causing his death, during his August 21 visit – saw
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At-home drug deactivation pouches provide safe disposal of unused prescription drugs

Deterra® drug deactivation product available at all Allina Health Pharmacy locations MINNEAPOLIS, (Sept. 8, 2015) — In an effort to encourage patients, employees and those in our communities to dispose of unused prescription drugs properly, Allina Health has partnered with Verde Technologies of Minnetonka, Minnesota to offer an easy way to properly dispose of unused medication. Throughout the month of September, while supplies last, Allina Health Pharmacy locations will offer patients Deterra® drug deactivation pouches for free. Deterra uses a molecular absorption technology to neutralize active chemicals in prescription drugs when water is added. A small pouch can deactivate up
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Oklahoma Rally Against Prescription Drug Abuse

An Oklahoma rally inspired by a tragic loss of life from prescription drug abuse was recently held .  Rallies like this continue to spread the word about the prescription drug abuse problem in the country.  As more and more people come to realize how big of a problem it actually is we can finally begin to take action to solve the problem. The mother of former OU football player Austin Box and others joined at the state Capitol today to launch a campaign to bring awareness to prescription drug abuse.  Gail Box spoke to the crowd about the Coalition Against
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Prescription Drug Abuse as a National Emergency

The reach of the prescription drug abuse epidemic is widespread.  This article highlights the fact that in Australia their medical association is calling it a national emergency.  They echo many of the findings that have come out of the United States recently.  We hope that spreading knowledge and the use of products like Deterra can help stem the tide of prescription drug abuse worldwide. Prescription drug abuse is growing at an alarming rate and is a “national emergency”, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says. The concerns come as advocacy organisation ScriptWise kicks off a national campaign next week to make people more aware
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