Monday morning, Health Plan of Nevada donated 8,000 prescription drug disposal kits to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy.
They want to help Nevadans safely dispose of unused opioids and prescription medications in an effort to combat the opioid crisis.
Yenh Long, deputy director of the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy released this statement:
We’re very glad to have this opportunity to collaborate with UHC and obtain the Deterra® drug disposal bags. We’re hoping to distribute these bags to Nevadans for the safe disposal of not just opioids but all types of medications that people have in their homes that aren’t being used, because there is good chance that they can be misused by children or others so it really important to get rid of these drugs in a safe an effective manner.