Their view: The power of partnerships to help Pennsylvanians

Josh Shapiro, the attorney general of Pennsylvania, wrote a guest column about partnering with Pocono Raceway on the Office of Attorney General’s prescription drug takeback program. Shapiro’s team “distributed 1,400 drug deactivation pouches” at the event. The article does not specifically mention Deterra.

Earlier this month, I was at Pocono Raceway with thousands of fellow NASCAR fans, watching Kyle Busch win the Pocono 400 and master the Tricky Triangle. As exciting as the race was, I was there for another purpose: partnering with Pocono Raceway on our Office of Attorney General’s prescription drug takeback program.

All weekend, my staff talked with race-goers about the opioid epidemic ravaging Pennsylvania, and collected their unused prescription drugs. Thanks to Pocono Raceway, our presence was advertised on social media and track TV screens. My team collected 78 pounds of prescription drugs for disposal – far more than we collected in our first year of this partnership. We also distributed 1,400 drug deactivation pouches.

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