Monthly Archives November 2019

Madison Chatham Coalition partners with funeral homes for safe disposal of drugs

The Madison Chatham Coalition has provided complimentary Deterra envelopes to Bradley and Son Funeral Home at its Chatham location for distribution to their clients. Bradley and Son Funeral Homes has five New Jersey locations. Allison Bardon, Coordinator of the Madison Chatham Coalition, noted, “Deterra can provide a safe and convenient way to rid a home of remaining medication after an illness or death.”
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Drug deactivation pouches made available to eliminate expired drugs in South Glens Falls area

More than 2,000 bags of expired medication have been safely disposed of in the South Glens Falls area, thanks to Deterra pouches. The Prevention Council received a grant to begin distributing the bags for free in the village. Over the past two years, people have picked up 2,500 bags. “The community has benefited from the program by eliminating the potential for abuse and by protecting our landfills and water sources,” said South Glens Falls Police Chief Kevin Judd.
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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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