Monthly Archives November 2019

Bagging a solution for leftover opioids

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is paying for Deterra bags to be distributed to workers injured on the job for leftover medication. The article mentions that Jason Sundby wants to get Medicare and Medicaid to prescribe the bags with pills, and eventually private insurance companies to do so.
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Drug Take Back Day collects nearly 900 pounds of unused medications

“Oñate High School’s Health Occupations Students of America and New Mexico State University Pre-Pharmacy students were out in full force across the county educating community members on safe opioid storage and disposal and handing out Deterra bags,” said Alyssa Myrick, program specialist for the Unified Prevention (UP!) Coalition for Doña Ana County, which helps coordinate Drug Take Back Day efforts.
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