UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Donates Drug Disposal Kits to Local Community Groups to Help People Safely Dispose of Unused Opioids

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is donating 2,000 Deterra bags to the Byrnes Health Education Center and the Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Porch Light Program.

The disposal kits offer people a convenient way to remove unused opioids from their homes and prevent their misuse or diversion.

Over 60 percent of Americans with leftover opioid medications keep them in their homes, and 70 percent of people misusing opioid painkillers first got them from family or friends. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is donating the opioid disposal kits to promote the safe disposal of opioids and help prevent further deaths from these drugs. The kits were made possible thanks to a partnership with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.