WV Prevention First launches medication disposal campaign that includes new Deterra pouches

The article featured images of the Deterra pouch, noted quotes from Jason’s speech, “If we can get unused and unwanted opioids and medication out of people’s medicine chest, the potential for abuse and diversion is removed,” and described his demonstration of using a Deterra bag.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Citizens around the state will now have a new way to properly dispose of unused medications.

West Virginia Prevention First launched a Medication Disposal Campaign on Tuesday that includes thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches going across the state through a federal grant.

West Virginia Prevention First partnered with WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health, Kanawha County Communities that Care, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), and Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc. for the announcement on Tuesday.

“If we can get unused and unwanted opioids and medication out of people’s medicine chest, the potential for abuse and diversion is removed,” Jason Sundby, the Chairman, and CEO of Verde Technologies said.

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