New Resource: Deterra Benefits Workbook
Making at-home drug deactivation and disposal part of employee benefits plans can help prevent drug misuse and reduce the associated costs to your business. Download our new Benefits Workbook to calculate the economic and social cost savings of Deterra and learn simple ways to integrate prevention solutions into existing benefits programs.
New Blog: Drug Deactivation at Work
SAFE Project’s new SAFE Workplaces initiative is bringing prevention resources like Deterra to the workplace to help reduce the risk of drug misuse. Learn from SAFE Project’s co-founder Admiral James Winnefeld about the role of drug deactivation and disposal in workplace prevention.
Amplify Your Impact with Value Added Services
Deterra offers custom postcards and labels as well as online and mail-back surveys to help you promote your brand, educate users about Deterra, and measure the impact of your efforts. Learn more about how our Value Added Services can help you raise awareness about your organization, collect survey data and enhance your distribution of Deterra.
Safely Destroy Unused Medications
Safe use, safe storage and safe disposal are three important points to remember with all medicines, even over-the-counter ones. Deterra products make it easy to safely deactivate and dispose of unneeded medication at home or in a clinical setting.
Case study: Denver Metro OMS
Dental professionals play a pivotal role in educating patients about prescription drug safety and the importance of proper drug disposal. Learn how the oral surgeons at Denver Metro OMS are helping prevent opioid misuse by equipping patients with Deterra Pouches.
Gone for Good Campaign a Huge Success
The third Gone for Good® at-home medication disposal campaign was a huge success! Together with SAFE Project and Athletico, we distributed 21,000 Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System Pouches to households nationwide to help eliminate nearly 2 million unused medications. See the full campaign results and sign up to be notified about our next campaign.
Deterra is the Solution for Safe Medication Disposal
Deterra is on a mission to prevent drug abuse and protect our environment through safe, permanent disposal of unused prescription and over the counter medications. The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System is the only product that is independently tested and scientifically proven to destroy drugs for good. Our patented, easy-to-use drug disposal system can be used at home or in a clinical setting to safely destroy unused or expired medications, making them unavailable for misuse and safe for disposal in the normal trash.
CALCULATE THE COST SAVINGS OF DETERRA
How much could you save by providing Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches to your employees? Use our savings calculator, see an example model in How to Reduce the Cost of the Opioid Crisis with At-home Drug Disposal or contact us for a free custom report.
Deterra Destroys Unused Medication in 3 Easy Steps
The patented Deterra® System deactivates prescription drugs, pills, patches, liquids, creams and films. Deterra renders them inert, unavailable for misuse and safe for the environment. In a simple 3-step process, a user deactivates the drugs by putting them in a Deterra pouch or container, adding water, shaking and throwing it away. It’s truly that simple.
Place Medication in Pouch
Open pouch and place unused medications inside.
Fill Halfway with Water
Fill halfway with warm water and wait 30 seconds. Foaming may occur.
Seal, Shake & Dispose in Trash
Seal tightly, gently shake and dispose of in normal trash.
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Deterra has brought me peace of mind that my medications are now safely inactivated and disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. This option should be free and widely available at any pharmacy or by mail. In fact, they should come with every opioid prescription!
What is Deterra?
We created Deterra to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse and accidental ingestion of leftover medication, especially prescription opioids. Learn more about our solution to safe drug disposal.
How Does Deterra Work?
Deterra Pouches can rid any home of dangerous, leftover drugs in minutes. See how easy it is to deactivate and dispose of pills, patches, liquids, creams and films in three simple steps.
Patented Drug Deactivation Technology
The Deterra System is powered by proprietary activated carbon, which permanently deactivates prescription and over the counter drugs. Developed under federal contract awarded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), our patented technology is independently lab-tested and scientifically proven to deactivate drugs, rendering them unavailable for misuse and safe for disposal.