UB, NYS Senator Jacobs to distribute drug deactivation pouches

New York State Senator Chris Jacobs announced today that his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York. “Prescription drug abuse is a major contributor to the heroin and opioid crisis that continues to plague our community, state and nation,” said Jacobs, who for the last two years co-chaired the senate’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. “By providing a safe and environmentally friendly way for people to dispose of their unused medications, we are taking a significant amount of dangerous drugs out of circulation that might otherwise have been misused after falling into the wrong hands.”

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In an effort to reduce the availability of unused prescription drugs to people struggling with addiction, New York State Senator Chris Jacobs (R-60th district) announced today that his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.

Jacobs’ announcement comes at a time when opioid overdoses are now responsible for more deaths in the United States than automobile accidents.

“Prescription drug abuse is a major contributor to the heroin and opioid crisis that continues to plague our community, state and nation,” said Jacobs, who for the last two years co-chaired the senate’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.

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