Monthly Archives February 2016

Police Department Starts Medication Disposal Program

To combat prescription drug abuse and provide residents with a safe way to dispose of unwanted medication, the Edina Police Department is offering a medication disposal program. “Throughout the years, we’ve seen an increase in heroin use in the Twin Cities,” said Police Chief Dave Nelson. “Prescription painkillers can be a gateway to heroin use and we want to do everything we can to curb that abuse.” Nelson said burglars often look for prescription painkillers during break-ins to use or sell on the street, as well. Removing these unused and expired medications from your home eliminates that possibility. Also, properly
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Deterra® Drug Deactivation System to Be Highlighted and Samples Distributed as Innovative In-Home Opioid Disposal Solution During CADCA’s 26th Annual Leadership Forum

Product’s First Year Milestones Include “Drug Deactivation” Supported by the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Strategy and Many Non-Profit Organizations MINNEAPOLIS (February 1, 2016) — Verde Technologies announced its Deterra Drug Deactivation System will be featured as part of an innovative program to safely dispose of opioid drugs during the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 26th Annual National Leadership Forum from February 1 through 4 in National Harbor, Maryland. The Deterra® Drug Deactivation System is the only scientifically proven technology to safely deactivate and dispose of leftover prescription medications. Deterra places the power to reduce opioid drug abuse
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