Atlantic General Hospital will begin distributing the Deterra kits, which were donated by RALI of Maryland, with all opioid prescriptions.
This article included a description of how the pouches work.
Atlantic General Hospital will begin distributing the Deterra Drug Deactivation System with all opioid prescriptions. The medication disposal kits are part of the Worcester Goes Purple campaign’s efforts to bring awareness to substance abuse and will be given out free of charge.
The Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems were generously donated by RALI of Maryland, an alliance of more than a dozen local, state and national organizations committed to finding solutions to end the opioid crisis in Maryland.
Each drug deactivation pouch contains water-soluble pods containing MAT12 Activated Carbon, which when mixed with warm water and the drugs, dissolves. The pills, patches and liquids in the pouch absorb the pod-water mixture and are permanently deactivated. This allows the drugs to be properly disposed of, making them unavailable for misuse.