What’s the big deal about the little pouch?

“Ohio Northern University HealthWise and Healthy Lifestyles Coalition of Hardin County substance abuse committee have joined in partnership to distribute Deterra bags in the county.”

What’s the big deal about the little pouch?

Ohio Northern University HealthWise and Healthy Lifestyles Coalition of Hardin County substance abuse committee have joined in partnership to distribute Deterra bags in the county.

The bags deactivate drugs in a safe, convenient and effective way. And, the bags are environmentally friendly. The pouch system neutralizes pills, liquid and patches.

Adellyn McPheron, ONU mobile clinic coordinator with ONU HealthWise, said that the bags are being distributed at no charge to the community this spring.

The bags are funded by a donation from Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) and from The Ohio Department of Health Prescription Drug Overdose Grant, 2017-2019, obtained by the Kenton-Hardin Health Department.

McPherson said that the bags will be distributed in several locations in the county. One of the Ada locations is the ONU HealthWise Pharmacy. Bags will be available there Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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